Monday, April 22, 2024

LIME to meet Labour Minister today


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LIME has been summoned back to a meeting with Minister of Labour Esther Byer-Suckoo scheduled for 2 p.m. today following a more than three hour-long meeting yesterday evening.
Rachel Pilgrim, head of marketing and corporate communication at LIME, the trading name for Cable & Wireless, told NATIONNews that they believe today’s meeting was to discuss job evaluation.
“Yesterday the minister called us to a meeting which we attended. The minister had asked us to attend a meeting today at 2 o’clock. So we are going under the request of the minister,” said Pilgrim.
LIME did not attend the meeting on Monday between the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and the Labour Minister.
General secretary of the BWU Sir Roy Trotman had said then, that if LIME did not return to the bargaining table and rescind the 97 letters it issued to employees last week, they would be leading an island-wide strike.
However, LIME struck back at the BWU yesterday calling its threat of an island-wide shut down “irresponsible”.
In a statement issued yesterday, LIME said they had informed the Labour Minister, by letter on Monday morning that they would not be represented at the meeting and the letter was copied to the BWU. According to LIME, the letter explained that “the company was not in a position to deliver a report on Job Evaluation requested by the Minister and would therefore wish to establish a new date for the meetings to further discuss this matter.” (MM)


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