Barbados union firm on strike over LIME dismissals

(Barbados Nation) Economic recession or not the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) intends to call out its full membership to hit the streets of Barbados for wide-scale industrial action in an effort to force telecommunications giant LIME to withdraw 97 letters of redundancy which were issued last week.

limeBut general secretary Sir Roy Trotman is still keeping the strike date close to his chest.

In a fiery 67-minute speech to more than 300 BWU members from across Barbados during a special membership meeting last night, Sir Roy accused LIME of deliberately going against protocol and process, and criticized the company’s managing director Alex McDonald of disrespecting Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo during a meeting on Wednesday, which ended in a stalemate.

“The day and the time of the action will be determined and announced when the general secretary determines that,” Trotman said when the meeting ended at 8:15 p.m.

 

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