Industrial action looms large over the Government-owned Rural Development Commission (RDC).
Last night, General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Senator Toni Moore accused the RDC of breaching an earlier agreement with respect to the last-in first-out policy regarding the agency’s intent to layoff workers.
Moore said after holding talks with the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) that the union had therefore written to the RDC demanding that it fix the breach in their agreement in order to avoid industrial action being taken.
“The Barbados Workers’ Union was most surprised, and not in a positive way, only to learn yesterday that notwithstanding our discussions, notwithstanding the commitment from the management of the RDC that it had accepted the position we had discussed relative to last-in first-out…they sent us a list where that list does not reflect the last-out position and the discussions that we have had,” the BWU boss stressed.
“We would hope that common sense and good judgment would dictate that they correct their position so that further action would not have to be contemplated by the executive council of the Barbados Workers’ Union, which is also meeting coincidentally tomorrow evening,” she warned.