The ball is now back in the Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) court.
The Barbados Workers Union (BWU) is telling the Authority that the power is in its hands to put an end to the industrial action that began since last Thursday and avert an even bigger strike.
General Secretary Sir Roy Trotman says the union wants a reasonable offer on a range of concerns, including payment of increments.
He has given the BWA until 5 pm today to get back to the union.
At that time, the BWU’s highest decision-making body, the executive council, will hold an extraordinary meeting to consider stepping up industrial action. That would see the union calling out more of its 25,000 troops.