Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Ex-worker misses out


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One of the seven workers who were brave enough to legally challenge their forced retirement from the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation (BIDC) has died mere weeks before Government is expected to finalise a payment after a four-year legal battle.

Sick and penniless after spending more than $40 000 of her own money in an attempt to stay alive, 64-year-old Maharley Babb was waiting for the pay out, but unfortunately lost her battle with cancer on March 22 before a cent could be paid.

Government is on the verge of paying the six surviving workers, as Queen’s Counsel Leslie Haynes and BIDC officials are set to look over a final proposal which has been sent their way by the former workers’ attorney Gregory Nicholls to determine the final payout amounts.Nicholls noted that though the current administration had worked with alacrity to settle the financials on behalf of the workers, Babb’s death had struck a serious blow to all involved.  

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