Global organisations pay attention to Barbados
Barbadians must be careful how they have public disputes since you never know what part of the world is following with interest.
Senator the Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo addressed the 11th Biennial Delegates’ Conference of CTUSAB in Hastings. She made what some felt was a hint to local media to use care before highlighting certain stories.
The Cabinet Minster declared her feigned surprise when the International labour Organisation (ILO) sent an e-mail praising this country for persisting in its tripartite arrangement between Government, Unions and Private Sector known as the Social partnership, she said if we’re known as far away as Geneva where the ILO is based, then we need to think twice before hanging out dirty laundry for all and sundry to view.
This year has seen a fair share of industrial protests from numerous departments – workers at the airport over Union recognition, Water Authority staff seeking retroactive emoluments that almost led to an island-wide shutdown, and now Customs and Excise comrades concerned over a pending merger with the Barbados Revenue Authority…