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BWU meeting called over BAMC restructuring


BWU meeting called over BAMC restructuring

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The Barbados Workers’ Union is meeting with employees of the Barbados Agricultural Management Corporation (BAMC) over planned restructuring there.

The meeting takes place at the union’s headquarters, Solidarity House, on Wednesday, November 14 at 4:30 p.m.

“The Government, under the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation Programme (BERT) has taken the decision to reduce its financial subvention/support to the BAMC, which will, no doubt, impact the BAMC’s overall operations and staffing levels in both its factory and agricultural operations . . .

The BAMC’s management has notified the BWU by letter of its intention to commence the consultation process under the Social Partnership Protocols and the provisions of the Employment Rights Act (ERA) at the earliest opportunity,” the union said in press release yesterday.

The BWU’s membership includes workers employed by Portvale, the sole sugar factory, workers at the mechanical workshops and plantations across the island. (PR/AC)