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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