Thursday, April 18, 2024

Purity workers’ hours restored


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Employees of Purity Bakeries had their 40-hour work week reinstated after walking off the job yesterday morning.

Around 7 a.m. drivers, cleaners, operators, general workers and bakers protested on the Collymore Rock, St Michael compound after being told that the temporary pay cut and reduction in hours they agreed to because of COVID-19 would be extended.

They then called in deputy general secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Dwaine Paul and other union officials who requested a meeting with management.

Following that meeting, which continued until press time, the BWU released a statement which stated: “The staff of Purity Bakeries, a member of the Goddard Enterprises Limited Group of companies, who walked off the job this morning have resumed their duties with the proviso that the company settles on a major disputed issue, which was to reinstate the 40 hours per week guaranteed in the collective agreement between Purity Bakeries and the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) . . .” (TG)

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