Former Barbados Labour Party minister Rommell Marshall is giving his full backing to the decision by the current administration to slash the public sector workforce.
But he is not happy with the manner in which the layoffs are being carried out.
“I believe that after what happened at the Drainage [Division] you should have learned from that. If you made some mistakes, you should not come and do the same thing again. People have feelings. Yes, Government said people have to go home but it’s how you do things,” he said.
Marshall was referencing the emotive scene outside the Warren’s Office Complex as workers left the building after receiving their retrenchment letters.
The former minister, who resigned from the BLP last year August, says some of the workers whom he assisted in finding employment at the Drainage Division, Public Works and Transports, Barbados Water Authority and Transport Board will likely be among those sent home.
And while he promised to do what he could to assist them once again, Marshall is insisting that Government is making a necessary decision to bring its finances under control.
“I believe that no matter which Government is in power at this time Government has to look at its revenues and people have to go home,” he said firmly.