• Today
    August 15

  • 04:39 PM

Purity workers’ hours restored

TRE GREAVES, tregreaves@nationnews.com

Added 02 July 2020


Deputy general secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union Dwaine Paul (centre) met with Purity workers who walked off the job yesterday. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

Employees of Purity Bakeries had their 40-hour work week reinstated after walking off the job yesterday morning.

Around 7 a.m. drivers, cleaners, operators, general workers and bakers protested on the Collymore Rock, St Michael compound after being told that the temporary pay cut and reduction in hours they agreed to because of COVID-19 would be extended.

They then called in deputy general secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Dwaine Paul and other union officials who requested a meeting with management.

Following that meeting, which continued until press time, the BWU released a statement which stated: “The staff of Purity Bakeries, a member of the Goddard Enterprises Limited Group of companies, who walked off the job this morning have resumed their duties with the proviso that the company settles on a major disputed issue, which was to reinstate the 40 hours per week guaranteed in the collective agreement between Purity Bakeries and the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) . . .” (TG)

Subscribe now to our eNATION edition for the full story.

For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android. 

Join Nation News on WhatsApp



Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Should Government provide back-to-school assistance for parents who lost their jobs because of COVID-19?