Tuesday, April 16, 2024

UCAL workers stage protest

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Frustrated by the number of work-related grievances spanning several years and the tardy response by management, the United Commercial Autoworks Limited (UCAL) staged a work stoppage yesterday at its Weymouth, St Michael headquarters.

And for the second time in as many days, general secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), Toni Moore, was on site to speak with workers, whom she said had been patient with management for about four years.

“There are a number of proposals that were submitted by the union as far back as April 2019. Most of these proposals were settled, but even in some areas where settlement has been reached, the settlement has not been applied,” she said.

“ . . . . Currently 20 outstanding grievances are on the table, many of them relating to health and safety and allowances and conditions and situations surrounding assignments where workers are being apportioned blame and assignments not given in a favourable enough way that the workers can undertake the work that has been given to them and yet they’re being blamed.” (Nation News)

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