Monday, April 22, 2024

First set of employees leaving BL&P at month-end


Share post:

SEVERAL EMPLOYEES of the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) Company Limited are expected to exit the business at month-end, having accepted early retirement and voluntary separation packages.

Others who have opted to take the packages are being asked to hold on for periods ranging from three to nine months to ensure continuity of operations at the power supplier.

The company’s Human Resources Manager Roger Babooram spoke with reporters about the time-frame for departures this morning after BL&P briefed the Sub-committee of the Social Partnership on a plan to cut operating costs by nearly $30 million.

Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer chaired the meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Those attending included Barbados Workers’ Union general secretary Toni Moore, former general secretary Sir Roy Trotman, Babooram and several BL&P workers.

The BWU had complained that the power company broke the rules by taking the cost-cutting plan to its employees before discussing the matter with the Social Partnership, which groups labour, Government and private sector representatives.  (TY)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Nicki Minaj throws item back into crowd after nearly getting hit by object onstage

Nicki Minaj was left unimpressed after a fan threw an object at her onstage. In a video shared by Pop Crave on...

Tesla cuts prices in major markets as sales fall

Tesla has cut its prices again in a number of major markets - including the US, China and...

Caribbean Export boosts businesses

BUSINESSES IN Barbados were among the beneficiaries as the Caribbean Export Development Agency, which is based here, facilitated...

Denny says Govt should not buy property

NSTEAD OF GOVERNMENT INTENDING to spend an estimated $8 million of tax payers’ money to buy part of...