Tag Archives: strikes

  1. Supermarket Chain Joins Art Holdings, Williams Industries, Woolworth and growing list of Companies taking part in tomorrow’s march against the NSRL

    Carlton and Emerald City supermarkets will close from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m on Monday 24th July in support of the Barbados Private Sector Associations’ call to send a strong message to Government that the country is in dire straights and there’s urgent need for Government to meet with the other social partnership members to […]

    July 23, 2017Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  2. 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 […]

    March 23, 2016BusinessNo comments
  3. Barbados Workers Union says Wages Dispute is in Water Authority’s hands

    The strike by the BWU division of the BWA is now in its third day and yet the board and management of the Authority and the parent Ministry appear unbothered by the action which will now, in all likelihood create further water worries to the general public. This is particularly worrying when one considers that […]

    March 20, 2016Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  4. The Real Destroyers of Barbados: Opinion from – Clement Payne Movement

    If there is a group of inexperienced and irresponsible “leaders” who have done serious damage to our country that group is not to be found in the trade unions of Barbados! Rather, they are to be found in the Freundel Stuart-led Democratic Labour Party administration! Who – after all – is responsible for the dismissal […]

    July 17, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  5. Accessory you won’t see Labor Minister soon using? Choker!

    IN A NEW TWIST, Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer says the island’s two trade unions have misrepresented the offer which was put on the table yesterday. In a statement issued today, Dr Byer says the Barbados Investment & Development Corporation (BIDC) had not withdrawn the letters to the ten workers under dispute, nor […]

    July 15, 2015Cartoons, Photo GalleryNo comments
  6. NUPW planning response to Byer… Esther should choke down on her pride!

    THE NATIONAL UNION of Public Workers is planning its response to Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer‘s charge that the unions misrepresented the offer which was put on the table by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation yesterday. “I have had a meeting with our lawyer Pat Cheltenham. We are going to have a […]

    July 15, 2015Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  7. BIDC says Retirement of staff in line with Laws of Barbados, they’re now sending matter for Courts to decide

    At a recent meeting chaired by the Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator the Dr. Esther Byer; representatives of the Board and Management of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) met with the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW). The BIDC is satisfied that it has done all it can […]

    July 11, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  8. Fontabelle Newspaper claims “Hundreds turn out for protest” – Guess Opposition will try to claim credit?

    HUNDREDS OF WORKERS have responded to the trade unions’ call to turn out for todays’ protest action which started in Queen’s Park. (BajanReporter’s NOTE: There were so many ways the Union could have poked holes in Govt’s contention or even had the protest action since last year – what do they say to NCC employees […]

    July 6, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  9. “Not only cricket but West Indian self-worth at stake” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    In a letter to the President of the West Indies Cricket Board of Control (WICB), Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron, the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves made a compelling statement about the existential threat to West Indian cricket. He said “I do not think this huge, complicated matter can be handled […]

    November 2, 2014Cricket, EditorialNo comments
  10. LIAT’s CEO pledges to confer with employees, before revealing if any Staff Cuts for new fiscal year

    LIAT is about to embark on its annual budget planning exercise and to put in place its operational plans for 2015. LIAT Chief Executive Officer David Evans said: “Like any responsible business we have to examine our cost base and if we fly fewer aircraft in 2015 than in 2014, we also need to reduce […]

    October 29, 2014TravelNo comments
  11. Penny for whose Thoughts? Not even a Quarter? No Media roundup for Central Bank of Barbados yet again!

    It is now clear that Paul indeed pays for all, in regards to the spat earlier this year between the Nation newspaper and the Central Bank of Barbados… For the second quarterly review in a row, the once usual media gathering has been set aside without any explanation? You’ll recall shortly after  Roy Morris resumed […]

    October 14, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  12. “PRIDE” – Bill Nighy & Dominic West (Based on True Story)

    PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining […]

    August 19, 2014Cinema, Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  13. 16 months after the appointment of the Employment Rights Tribunal not a single case has been heard? Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) is outraged…

    The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) joins with the National Union of Public Workers and the Barbados Workers’ Union in expressing extreme disappointment that sixteen (16) months after the appointment of the Employment Rights Tribunal not a single case has been heard. CTUSAB is dismayed that the appropriate human and […]

    August 19, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  14. Trinidad & Tobago’s Prime Minister reacts to Twin Island Republic’s Immigration Deadlock

    “I regret that good sense did not prevail by the PSA. Negotiations on wages continue to be held by government in good faith but we cannot have the PSA hold the entire nation to ransom with the continued shutdown of Immigration Offices and other areas of critical service to the nation. Each day this persists […]

    July 4, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  15. NCC employees want to go on Strike over Tenure Vs. Dismissals, NUPW advises hold strain ’til Monday…

    The National Union of Public Workers has advised staff members of the NCC (Nat’l Conservation Commission) to leave their final pay-cheques intact and do not cash them in nor use the incorrectly calculated fees; the Barbados Workers Union sees the current impasse with Government retrenchment plans as disrespect for all Barbadians, not just the NCC. Both the BWU […]

    May 4, 2014BusinessNo comments
  16. National Union Of Public Worker’s President wants NCC Board to resign for breaching jobs protocol

    Walter Maloney, president of the NUPW did not mince words at emergency Press Conference held after the sacking of hundreds of employees from the National Conservation Commission. His ire was directly connected to the fact many of these lifeguards were with the NCC for years – either close to a decade or more than 10 […]

    May 1, 2014BusinessNo comments
  17. Ostriches do not save Barbados, let’s get 7 eminent persons to set new path: BLP’s Opposition Leader meets over Weekend!

    I have come this morning to alert Barbadians that we are in a crisis and that we cannot keep burying our heads in the sand. Barbadians have been allowed to engage in a debate this week that would suggest that the laying off 3000 workers in the manner announced or a pay cut by all […]

    December 22, 2013Political, ReviewNo comments
  18. BCCI President Lalu Vaswani comments on Freundel Stuart’s Stewardship 30/01/2013

    {EDITOR’S NOTE -This is a timely and kindly Reminder from your friendly neighbourhood Bajan Reporter to any companies & organisations to please refrain from submitting any Statements, Releases or Editorials via PDF as opposed to Word. The following Speech is an example why it is an inconvenience, once again – like when I received a […]

    February 2, 2013BusinessNo comments
  19. Friendly Anger: A unique opportunity to know the labour history & people of St. Maarten by Oswald Francis

    It is not the norm for one to read a history book from cover to cover in one sitting. However, with Friendly Anger, one is compelled to read Joseph Lake, Jr.’s account of “The rise of the labor movement in St. Martin” from its inception to the present. Lake’s style of writing is very simple, […]

    January 27, 2012Books, Controversy, ReviewNo comments
  20. The Jeff Broomes Vs. Alexandra/BSTU Crisis where Children suffer: Is there another reason?

    While at CBC I had an Assignmt’s Editor who drove me and all of us NUTZ, there was a Coup D’Etat to remove her… She was bossy and aggressive and kept at you until the story was written and did you have all sides? But younger reporters were vex at having to work odd shifts, […]

    January 14, 2012Cartoons, Education, Featured, Photo Gallery, Political2 comments

    The inflaming of the current industrial relations climate can only thwart any and all efforts to satisfactorily and amicably resolve the current industrial relations impasse at the Alexandra School. All parties must allow good sense to prevail. The call by the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development for a cessation of all industrial action […]

    January 10, 2012Education, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  22. Sovereignty – Why Cameron Vs. Caribbean is a failing option: Ewart Williams at Hilton Barbados

    Trinidad & Tobago’s Central Bank Governor, Ewart Williams, recently addressed Barbadians at the Hilton during their pan-regional seminar “General Financial Sector Issues & Policies” where Mr Williams addressed ‘Regional Financial Sector Issues‘ to a fairly capacity audience. The fiscal expert cited the current “Occupy Wall Street” movement which originally was New York only has now […]

    November 7, 2011Business, FeaturedNo comments
  23. BIPA Wants All Policyholders’ Money Paid Back, a Clarion Call for Justice across the Region – PAY UP OR ELSE!

    While the Barbados Investors and Policyholders Alliance (BIPA) thoroughly appreciates and welcomes the sterling and timely work which has been done by the CLICO Judicial Manager, Deloitte Consulting Limited, the Alliance has concerns about some of the options proposed as ways forward for policyholders of the troubled company. The initial option, originally proposed in the […]

    October 6, 2011Business, FeaturedNo comments
  24. One-armed man arrested for clapping in Belarus, Lukashenko’s clampdown to retain power goes awry

    In the original series on TV with David Jansen and in the movie with Harrison Ford, a one-armed was felt to be the villain who murdered the wife of Dr Richard Kiley (Y’know, sad thing the true story was based on – the Dr did in fact do the deed, he tried to pin the […]

    July 10, 2011OddityNo comments