Some Barbados sugar jobs to be cut today

(Barbados Nation) The 2019 sugar cane harvest will start on a dire note, with layoffs starting today and the country’s lone sugar factory not yet fit for operation.

Reliable sources have informed THE NATION that the retrenchment of between 40 and 45 workers from next week could have a negative impact on the preparation process of this year’s harvest and how the Portvale factory in Blowers, St James, performs throughout the season.

Scores of Barbados Agricultural Management Corporation (BAMC) employees were given option forms, offering voluntary separation, from mid-November last year. 

After the three to four-week Christmas break, workers who reported to work on Friday were told to go back home.


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