Forty-six Bajan sugar workers to be cut

(Barbados Nation) About 46 sugar workers are being cut from the Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC). They are the latest casualties under the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation programme.

On Wednesday the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and the BAMC reached an agreement regarding the number of workers to be laid off from the organisation, and also thrashed out other outstanding issues. After a near two-hour meeting, BWU deputy general secretary Dwaine Paul said that number did not include those who accepted separation packages. He added the union was satisfied with the meeting’s outcome.

BAMC general manager Leslie Parris said: “The numbers were discussed in detail with the union and will be further divulged following the briefing notes. We are talking approximately 42 to 46 persons covering a number of areas of the company’s operations.”


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