NCC security attempts to bully Barbadian Media: Bajan Reporter stands ground and refuses to leave compound

Disgruntled NCC Workers urging both Barbados Workers Union and the Nationl Union of Public Workers to call all Public or Private Sector members to down tools in solidarity

Disgruntled NCC Workers urging both Barbados Workers Union and the Nationl Union of Public Workers to call all Public or Private Sector members to down tools in solidarity

AFTER TEN HOURS at the bargaining table, there has been no resolution to the dispute between the National Conservation Commission (NCC) and the island’s two main trade unions over the retrenchment of almost 200 workers.

As CBC's Videographer attempts to carry out his duties, a Security member (keys like a Jailer, hanging from belt) seeks to try and order him to leave - he also approached myself and I told him if he damages either video or audio gear located on my body while interviewing staff, then he better have at least $1,000 BBD to fork out... The guard walked off grumbling in a cell phone without giving any reason for media personnel to depart

As CBC’s Videographer attempts to carry out his duties, a Security member (keys like a Jailer, hanging from belt) seeks to try and order him to leave – he also approached myself and I told him if he damages either video or audio gear located on my body while interviewing staff, then he better have at least $1,000 BBD to fork out… The guard walked off grumbling in a cell phone without giving any reason for media personnel to depart

Officials from the NCC, the National Union of Public Workers and the Barbados Workers Union met with Chief Labour Officer Vincent Burnett.

Reports indicate that NCC officials will meet with Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo and they hope to reconvene the meeting on Friday. (Data Courtesy NationNews.com’s TS)

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  1. Keep the pressure on! I agree with you for standing up to that guard.

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