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Jada dispute sent for review

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Jada dispute sent for review

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THE BARBADOS WORKERS’ UNION (BWU) is referring the dispute involving workers and management of Jada Builders to the Employment Rights Review Committee.

Last week, workers attached to three construction sites went on strike charging that the company had changed Saturday from a voluntary to a mandatory working day, and that those who refused to work on Saturdays had been given warning letters.

The strike action was aborted after the union intervened, setting up a meeting with the workers and management which took place on Monday.

Of that meeting, Sir Roy Trotman, advisor to the BWU, told the media: “The company has now created a work week which starts on Friday and goes through to next Thursday. That has caused grave problems because it seeks to regularise Saturdays as being a normal day.

“We have reached an agreement during the meeting that the matter needs to be referred to the Employment Rights Review Committee . . . . We are going to the Labour Department and see whether we can pursue the matter from that standpoint,” Sir Roy said.

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