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Hinkson regrets postal layoffs


TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

Hinkson regrets postal layoffs

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Job cuts and retirements have hit the Barbados Postal Service (BPS) hard.

However, Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson has applauded the remaining staff and customers, who he said have had to deal with the strain.

Hinkson said that of all the Government agencies that fall under his ministry, the BPS was the most heavily impacted by the retrenchments resulting from the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme which went into effect last year.

During a church service yesterday at Breath of Life Seventh-Day Adventist Church, White Hall, St Michael, where the BPS celebrated World Post Day, Hinkson revealed that the BPS now operates with just over 500 employees after losing about 100 due to the layoffs and retirements. (TG)

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