The Roman Catholic Church here has expressed its “deep” concern about the current impasse which is escalating with a march planned for Monday, July 24, with both the trade unions and members of the Private Sector Association participating.
Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown Charles Gordon says there is an urgent need for all the parties to have meaningful dialogue in the best interest of Barbados.
“The Church therefore respectfully urges our Prime Minister to call an urgent meeting of the Social Partnership, so that the Social Partners can constructively examine and discuss possible solutions to the current crisis,” Gordon said.
“We ask the unions and the private sector organizations to positively respond to an invitation to such a meeting. It is vital that we all commit and work for the common good.”
Bishop Gordon says the Church will pray for the nation and calls on all citizens to join it in prayer on Monday “so that these social tensions may be resolved, that true reconciliation may emerge from genuine dialogue and that we may find the path to authentic development and peace for our nation”.