Employees of the Massy Group of Companies have been assured that no major job losses are to be expected in the ongoing restructuring process.
This promise was given to them this evening by management during a meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.
From as early as 4 p.m., scores of workers began to arrive for the scheduled 5 p.m. meeting, which lasted about two hours.
According to some of the workers who spoke to the media on condition of anonymity, they were told by top management officials during the meeting that 47 employees would be going home.
Sources told reporters that over 200 workers were in attendance at the meeting, which they described as cordial.
The media was not allowed to sit in on the meeting and was denied entry into the building. However, Barbados TODAY understands that Massy management will be issuing a press release tomorrow.
Originally 190 workers employed at the Group of Companies were targeted to be made redundant.
Thirty-five persons from the Massy supermarkets across the island have volunteered to go, and another 18 from the home stores. (AH)