Save the jobs!
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has directed heads of Government departments and permanent secretaries not to send home a single temporary worker unless every other option is explored.
Not only has he advised them to do some juggling of their accounts to keep people employed, but he promised that Government was moving urgently to correct the recurring problem of temporary workers waiting for their pay for months.
Stuart made those disclosures yesterday as he addressed the second day of the Barbados Workers’ Union’s (BWU) 72nd annual delegates’ conference at Solidarity House.
He also responded to questions from members about the 2013 Budget, including the proposed $30 million reduction in the allocation in the Estimates for temporary posts/employees.