Bajan union challenges sacking of 97 LIME workers

(Barbados Nation) The Barbados Workers’ Union, the union representing the 97 LIME workers sacked on Wednesday wants their termination letters immediately withdrawn and an apology made by managing director Alex McDonald for “unfair” comments on the workers’ performance.

Immediately following a BWU meeting with LIME staff at Solidarity House yesterday morning, BWU general secretary Sir Roy Trotman made the requests via a formal letter to McDonald and a press briefing.

He said LIME’s dismissal of retail and back-office staff with immediate effect late Wednesday had contravened the terms of the collective agreement as well as both sides’ commitment to Minister of Labour Esther Byer-Suckoo.

The commitment was that neither the union nor company could or should take industrial action with discussions ongoing.

Comments  

Venezuela says ‘false information’ published about petro cryptocurrency

CARACAS,  (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government yesterday said online media had published “false information” about the petro cryptocurrency being proposed by President Nicolas Maduro.

Pope meets victims of child sexual abuse in Chile, ‘cries with them’

SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – Pope Francis publicly expressed “pain and shame” yesterday over the rape and molestation of children by priests in Chile and later listened, prayed and cried at a private meeting with victims.

Rogue ex-policeman, six others die in Venezuela forces raid

CARACAS,  (Reuters) – Rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot Oscar Perez was killed in a police operation on Monday along with six other anti-government militants, the interior minister said yesterday, spurring opposition complaints of human rights violations.

T&T man gunned down in bedroom

(Trinidad Express) An Arima man was shot dead in his home on Monday night.

Venezuela says five ‘terrorists’ arrested, others killed after shootout

CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan authorities yesterday arrested five members of a “terrorist cell” linked to self-proclaimed rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot Oscar Perez, and killed several other militants during a shootout in a poor area outside Caracas.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×