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Workers at the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) have downed tools.
The workers are reportedly upset about the non-payment of increments and they have also expressed concern about job security.
(more details as they come to hand. )
Deadweight at the BWA walking off the job. You people have no shame.
Cannot get anything done at that institution and walking off the job. The Minister should act swiftly and give all of you your pink slips.
The BWA is an incompetent operation mired in inefficiencies with a bunch of people drawing a salary by fraud. It should be privatized. get this pox off the government coffers.
Ignoring a reported burst water main gushing water for three long weeks in water scarce Barbados. What a disgrace!!!!!!!
You all belong to the entitlement crowd. The BLP must eliminate this entitlement mentality.
If you all know what is good for you You will get all your ass back to work because you don’t even have a union
Amm we as a ppl really dont have to take nothing from these politicians if we dont like it..
Where is the union?
I too would walk off knowing all other government workers getting that pay increase even the fat politicians.. while being excluded
the pm needs to make a statement and clear up this. does it apply to others Corprations
The management of BWA who are members of the BWU management bargaining unit are getting the 5% increase tho. Ask Stephen Lindo.
It’s good when persons volunteer to give up their jobs
The PM does not have to get involved in every cat fight
She has a minister, well many many ministers for that
Find out when last they had a pay raise and the public service didn’t get any
I cannot believe this is happening. It must be a dream.The DLP is still in office? I thought everybody in Barbados was supposed to be happy. What’s going on here?
How about cutting the size of that large large 26-member fat-cat exclusive club of family and friends, and paying the peons their expected increases. Their votes will be needed in the next general elections in about three years.
well well well time longer than twine
Non payment of increments – has nothing to do with the 5% increase. this is a different situation that was going on under the DLP.
I think BWA had strike on at least two previous occasions over the same increments.
Short memory ppl… where them do with all that money them get from dem…hmmm
Who else get back pay then…
The minister should let them strike and then fire them all. and hire unemployed plumbers in the private sector to fix all of the leaking pipes. They will find it much cheaper and more reliable. Sending a BWA truck with so many people doing nothing and then have the badly done work break over and over again. Burst car tires , splash dirty water on pedestrians. We have put up with them and their awfull attitude of entitlement for too long. Close the place down and privatise it. A monopoly water company should never loose money and owe $500 million in debt.
according to the nation news they strike because of the 5%
BT needs to update.
I don’t get why they walked off their job
They are not employed by central government.
Them wait 10 years and not one red cent , so now that the govement change u all can wait.
I wish there was a ‘like’ button here cos i agree wid dee body dat say fire them all.
BWA workers is one of the first set of workers that are called on by unions to strike, just behind Customs and the SSA. Is the unions talking to them to let them know whats going on? If they will or will not get…
According to the LAW,the BWA is NOT entitled to that 5% increase.
In the past places like the BWA and the CBC got increases when Civil Servants DID NOT or BEFORE them…they got INCREMENTS when increments in the Civil Servants were suspended.
FIRE all a DEM and then PRIVATISE .
….JOHNNY crow ,that is why the MASSES got rid of the DEMOCRATIC LABOR PARTY for GOOD.
Elections in three years time ?..like you expect the MASSES to vote for a PARTY with a TWO TIME LOSER likely to become their Prime Minister and a 4 peat LOSER to be their Deputy along with another CHARGED IN THE US for BRIBERY and MONEY LAUNDERING?
Do you REALLY expect BARBADIANS to vote for a Party that INCLUDES that TRIO coming after a person of the calibre of a FREUNDEL STUART who led that SAME PARTY and the Country into the bowels of gloom and doom ?
To you the UPP and Solutions Barbados….get your act together..we the MASSES did our part…you can become the next OPPOSITION…DEMS NEVER AGAIN…DEM can GO TO HELL.
HARRY TURNOVER: Verla is brighter and more qualified than our present Prime Minister. Mia also lost elections before she eventually won.
They cant become PM or DEPUTY if dem cant win a seat!
Verla brighter than who?!!!! Hahaha haha she wasn’t even bright enough to not argue inappropriately with children in public. Really now!! Your blind loyalty is showing
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