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Transport drivers to go

Barry Alleyne,

Added 08 February 2019


More layoffs are in store for Barbados’ cash-strapped Transport Board, and drivers will be hit.

As the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-supported Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme continues to take effect, state-owned enterprises charged with making their businesses more cost-efficient will be sending home workers.

Chairman of the Transport Board, Gregory Nicholls, told the NATION yesterday that with only between 50 and 60 buses on the road daily, and facing a required financial audit to streamline its finances, the board will be having further consultation with the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and the Barbados Workers’ Union from next week to look at the best way to deal with the situation.

“Currently, the Transport Board has in excess of 540 staff. The challenge we have is that under the IMF programme, all state-owned enterprises are required to be current with their expenses, and the board has not been able to do that." (BA)

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