The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is standing in solidarity with striking drivers at the state-run Transport Board.
Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, Shadow Minister of Transport Trevor Prescod and Leader of Government Business Santia Bradshaw showed up at the Board’s Weymouth, St Michael headquarters this morning where the unionised drivers have gathered and are refusing to work.
Prescod alleged that a relative of a top Government official was recently hired by the board, amid ongoing redundancy talks and that no consideration was given to workers who were recently sent home. He also said there were issues surrounding the outsourcing of charters, as well as an outstanding amount of $23 million owed by the Transport Board to UCAL for repair of its buses.
The strike has left hundreds of commuters, including school children and workers, stranded.