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Purity workers’ hours restored

TRE GREAVES, tregreaves@nationnews.com

Added 02 July 2020

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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)

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