The Town and Country Development Planning Office is to be relocated temporarily as the leaky, mould-plagued Garrison office undergoes environmental cleaning and structural changes.
The agency responsible for land usage had workers walking off the job two weeks ago, complaining of several environmental issues.
Assistant General Secretary of the National Union of Public Workers Wayne Walrond confirmed to Barbados TODAY that a temporary location was being arranged but he was unable to provide details as to where workers would go and when the move would begin.
“They are going to have to look at relocation, that is as much as I understand. So, they are going to look at the relocation of staff because it seems that the problem is not going to be a quick fix. To take up the carpet and replace it with floor tiles it would seem that those amenities would take some time. To correct the situation is going to take some time so there will be a relocation and we are going to monitor the situation,” he said.
Calls to officials at the Town and Country Development Planning Office were not returned up to news-time.
Walrond said the issues ranged from mould to structural leaks, a dirty carpet, and a pungent odour believed to be that of rat droppings and urine.