NUPW wants answers


THE GOVERNMENT OF Barbados has been given enough “latitude”.

That is the position of general secretary of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Roslyn Smith, who was speaking to the media after meeting with temporary workers in the public service for close to three hours at the Horatio Cook Auditorium on Monday evening.

She said they last met on the salary issue in October 2016 and that the proposal for an increase of 23 per cent over three years is still on the table, but they have been unsuccessful in getting a meeting with the players in the Ministry of the Civil Service since.

“The permanent secretary has been unable to get a mandate so far, and I think that the workers are getting a bit wary and they probably will be giving the Government their mandate. We are looking forward to a reasonable response, I believe that we should have had something as early as January . . . . I heard that the Prime Minister is out of the island and I am hoping that on his return, the union would be given a mandate,” she said. (YB)

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