Franklyn flogged

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley (right) condemning the strike action by the nurses. At left is chairman of the Barbados Private Section Association Trisha Tannis. (Picture by Sandy Pitt.)

Labour unions, the private sector and Government stood united yesterday against head of the Unity Workers’ Union, Senator Caswell Franklyn, for spearheading a nurses’ strike at a time when Barbados is facing a pandemic.

He was described as callous regarding the impact the current industrial action was having on patient care.

The first person to take Franklyn to task was a visibly upset Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who addressed the situation at length during a press briefing following the conclusion of the Social Partnership meeting at the Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Wildey, St Michael.

She strongly condemned the strike action as a breach of industrial relations protocols and best practices. (CLM)

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