Message from The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) on the election of a new government
The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) congratulates the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) on its historic victory in the 2018 General Elections; which it secured under the leadership of the Hon. Mia Mottley, Q.C.
The Congress warmly congratulates and welcomes the Hon. Mia Mottley to office, as the eighth Prime Minister of Barbados.
She is to be congratulated on the achievement of becoming the first female Prime Minister of Barbados, and moreover as the first woman to be elected as head of government in the history of a colonial and independent Barbados.
The Congress extends its congratulations to all members of the BLP who were elected to office as members of Parliament. The resounding victory of winning all 30 of the seats contested is an expression of the will and the confidence which the people have reposed in the newly elected government.
As the government assumes office, the Congress commits to working with the new administration under the umbrella of the Social Partnership, in forging an agenda which is directed at the recovery, development and growth of the economy, and safeguarding the interest and welfare of Barbados and its workforce.
Commiserations are in order for the outgoing Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart and the members of the Democratic Labour Party who contested the polls.
CTUSAB takes this opportunity to commend the people of Barbados on their exemplary pre and post-election conduct. This sends a message to the world that Barbados prides itself on exhibiting decorum, order and respect for the democratic process and the rule of law.