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‘Shocked’ over axing


TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

‘Shocked’ over axing

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THE AGENCY SET UP to measure and help improve productivity in Barbados is going the way of the dodo.

The National Productivity Council, established in August 1993, has become the latest casualty of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme.

However, its pending closure on March 31 has caught the 15-member staff off-guard.

Executive director John Pilgrim said yesterday some employees, who were shocked by the move, described the action as a disregard for efficiency.

“The workers at the council could not understand why they would want to take this decision. It’s true we’re in an era where we want to cut expenses, but you got to be careful that you don’t throw out the baby with the bathtub water,” he said. (TG)

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