More than a dozen workers at the Barbados Light and Power Spring Garden plant this morning downed tools and took up placards in protest.
The workers have alleged that a white Canadian consultant employed at the plant kicked a black employee.
One worker, who did not want to be identified by name, told Barbados TODAY they did not intend to disrupt work today but felt it was important to vent their disapproval.
However, in a statement issued this afternoon, the company’s Human Resource Manager Gail King expressed disappointment at the workers’ action, saying the situation amounted to a huge misunderstanding.
The company said a nudge by the consultant was misconstrued by the employee who had subsequently accepted the supervisor’s apology.