Sunday, April 14, 2024

What’s Trending:Breakdown in talks


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The Nation’s Online Editor Carol Martindale looks at What’s Trending today in Barbados.
Readers woke up to the news that a national strike is now looming following LIME’s decision not to withdraw dismissal letters to 97 employees.
A last-ditch effort by Minister of Labour Esther Byer-Suckoo at the Ministry of Labour’s offices in Warrens, St Michael, failed last night to bring a resolution between the telecommunications company and the island’s largest trade union, the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU).
This is what readers are saying.
John Da Silva: “In Barbados, the needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many.”
Epaphras Williams: “Unions also got a job to do. Sometimes I get mad at the police but I’m glad when they apprehend criminals and solve crimes.”
Michael Lewis: “We are facing downgrades and economic turmoil.. Shut it down this will ‘definitely’ make things better after facing the downgrades. Let us see how many Bajans go to work during that period.”
Wayne T Griffith: “LIME has called the BWU bluff. There will be national strike as there is no good reason to do it. However, I recommend that the BWU hold some protests for elections to be called asap because that is what Bajans want fixed.”
We will be following this story closely again today for all the new developments


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