Declaration of War: All hands on deck, High Noon – BWU ready to leash the Pit Bull?

Barbados appears to be facing a national shutdown of various services, as the Barbados Workers Union claims the Water Authority’s management has continuously ignored agreements and the Executive Council has given the nod to consider ramping up protests.

The Barbados Workers Union (BWU) placed a clarion call for all public servants to attend an urgent meeting right now at Solidarity House, diagonally opposite to Harmony General Insurance.

The union is at loggerheads with management of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) over wage increments due workers for a decade now, and now their General Secretary Toni Moore and the Executive Council served notice they're ready to step up action.

The union is at loggerheads with management of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) over wage increments due workers for a decade now, and now their General Secretary Toni Moore and the Executive Council served notice they’re ready to step up action.

In a statement issued late last night the BWU firmly put forward how officials from Water Resource Management “…committed to providing information on March 02, 2016, again on March 07, 2016; then again on March 15, 2016. All those dates have come and gone, workers at the BWA are on strike and still, no proposal has been forthcoming.

“Further action is now required to cut through this type of arrogance and insensitivity that is the seeming new norm. It will not be accepted in the private sector and can definitely not be seen from Government as a public employer,” the union said.

The release urged public servants to turn out as of 12 noon in their numbers at Harmony Hall, stating “injury to one is injury to all.”

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