At Sandy Lane, it just isn’t about the police grabbing up a worker and questioned and home searched and plastic pulled over his head and baygon sprayed as a form of interrogation tactic. It has to do with the workers putting up with nonsense for several months. Employees knocked off a golf cart by a drunken manager. Manager shipped backed home and nothing coming out of the police report but a quick sweep under the carpet.
A Russian guest threatening to beat an employee and calling him “nigger” and management giving the guest the right in the situation and agreeing with the racial taunting. Enough of that. An intoxicated guest who had an UNDECLARED large sum of Euro apparently reported this money missing. A maid earlier in the morning reported the safe being open in the room while she was carrying out her duties/ which from my understanding meant that the safe was never used by the guest. The money if ever was missing has apparently been returned. This is the second time this particular guest has pulled this prank in order to get a free nights stay at the hotel.
Anyway this accusation led to the summoning of police to Sandy Lane where they took this employee in for questioning in the matter. He was questioned/gassed and home searched and no money was recovered or evidence attained during questioning/gassing. On his return in his gassed state the management suggested he wasn’t looking too well and he it was in his best interest to attend a doctor and take some time home. The workers walked off the job to protest the treatment by the management to their fellow worker and was dismissed claiming they broke an agreement signed in November with the BWU. There is so much incidents reported by employees at Sandy Lane that I would have to create a Sandy Lane blog just to cover it all.
Sir Roy does at time appear to apply hard hand tactics in his negotiations but when dealing with these types of employers it is the only proven method that works. Barbadians must protect themselves not only against these foreign business people coming here and treating Barbadians like scum but we must send a message to everyone that workers’ rights are human rights and they must be respected. So much is brewing and we must use this opportunity in order to get this type of abused put into law so that we can lock up these criminals that come here with the intent to exploit Barbadian workers.
All kinds of roaches have come out with opinions about this matter without even trying to hear the facts. All kinds of business men begging for the strike to be averted but they only mentioning the money lost but up to now no one in interested in you the worker. Strike Monday unless The Prime Minister can settle this dispute. Come out and support your colleagues.
Submitted by BU Commenter TheTrashHeap
We have become concerned in recent days at the queries being expressed in some quarters at the procedure which was used when a Sandy Lane employee was questioned. We are very concerned indeed. According to reports and a fly on the wall there is more going on to this story than meets the eye. We will update this story as details come to hand.