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Strike action sweeping through Barbados’ biggest construction company could affect critical projects as both workers and management refused to back down yesterday.

As a result of the tense two-day stand-off between C.O. Williams Construction and more than 200 of its workers over wages, the matter has now gone over to the Labour Office.

The company is involved in several Government projects, including the in progress demolition of the former National Insurance Building in Bridgetown to make way for Golden Square Freedom Park; construction at Sam Lord’s Castle in St Philip and crucial roadworks, the latest being in Collymore Rock, St Michael.

The workers said they had not received an increase in eight years and Barbados Workers’ Union general secretary, Senator Toni Moore, said they thought the matter would have been closer to a settlement at this point. (WB/AC)

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