Friday, April 19, 2024

‘Job cuts just a proposal’


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UNION BOSS Sir Roy Trotman says he has reminded Minister of Finance and other government officials that at this stage job cuts are only a proposal.
Following Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler’s announcement last Friday that there will be 3 000 job cuts from the public sector between January and March, there has been a flurry of meetings among union officials, workers and employers.
But Sir Roy, who commands the island’s largest union, the Barbados Workers’ Union said the Minister had agreed during the discussions that also included the Ministry of the Civil Service yesterday that there were proposals  to deal with the Government’s revenue base.
“… We reminded the Minister and he agreed, that our understanding was then and still is now, that in these discussions what we really have before us is a proposal from the Government regarding the need there is, to deal with a structural problem but more so to deal with the problem of government’s revenue base.
Sinckler’s confirmation of a SUNDAY SUN exclusive two weeks ago on the job losses caused alarm  especially with the Christmas and New Year approaching.


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