The Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) is calling on Government to tighten its due diligence on possible overseas investors, after the actions of one last week led to more than 100 restaurant workers losing their jobs.
The union is far from happy with the way former employees of restaurant chain Chaps were treated last Monday, being told of their plight the same day their tenure ended.
The 149 workers at Cin Cin By The Sea in Prospect, St James; Hugo’s in Speightstown, St Peter and Primo Bar & Bistro in St Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, were put on the breadline with the sudden closure of the businesses. They subsequently met with the Labour Office in an effort to get information regarding their severance payments.
“Our concern relates to the fact that workers in far too many instances are still being denied rights that are afforded them, or supposed to be afforded them, under pieces of legislation such at the Employment Rights Act,” BWU general secretary, Senator Toni Moore, said in a release over the weekend. (BA/PR)
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