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First Citizens still meeting with union

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

First Citizens still meeting with union

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For a second straight day staff at First Citizens bank remained off the job and locked in a closed door meeting with officials from the Barbados Workers Union (BWU).

At about 11:30 this morning management officials, from the bank’s parent company in Trinidad, were engaged in a conference call with BWU deputy general secretary and director of industrial relations Dwaine Paul.

He emerged shortly after 2:30 p.m. and informed the media they were moving the meeting to the bank’s Broad Street branch.

The action of staff forced the closure of three of the bank’s six branches with Broad Street, Somerley Banking Centre, Worthing, Christ Church; and Welches Banking Centre, St Thomas remaining open for business today.

However, up until just before 9 p.m., no resolution had been reached and the closed door meeting continued, leaving speculation rife that staff would be off the job for a third straight day. (RA)