Yet another business in the private sector has announced its support for Monday’s national march called by trade unions and the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA).
In a statement on its Facebook page, Woolworth Barbados gave early notice to its customers about its intention to join the march.
“To our valuable customers, please note that Woolworth will be joining the BPSA and the Trade Unions in the planned march on Monday, July 24 which starts at 10 a.m. at Queens Park. Therefore, we will be closing at 9:30 a.m. and will reopen around 1 p.m. to enable all staff who wish to participate to do so,” the statement read.
Earlier Chairman of Williams Industries Inc Ralph Bizzy Williams supported Monday’s march by members of the BPSA and the labour unions.
Williams told Barbados TODAY that he would be closing all but three of his companies – Ionics Fresh Water Limited, which is a desalination plant; Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre, which handles garbage disposal and Big Gases Limited, which supplies oxygen to the hospital – which he said could be considered “essential services that should not be disrupted”.
Chief Executive Officer of Automotive Art Douglas Armstrong also said that the company “fully endorses the initiatives of the BPSA” and would therefore be closing to facilitate participation in the march.