Submitted by M1766
The Best Employers of Employers initiative is a good way for companies to see how they match up to other companies in their categories of operation & in general. It requires employees of participating companies to respond honestly and anonymously to a set of questions on a questionnaire.
A.S Brydens has decided to participate in the Best Employers in Barbados initiative which is being administered by Caribbean Catalyst. We as staff, while trying to manage the work formerly done by work units that were adequately sized are now faced with having to sit down like children, under a Trinidadian manager in the room overseeing them, as we fill out the questionnaires some of us initially refused to.
These questions have to do with the workers’ perception of the level of human-ness exhibited by the company & the extent to which they wish to remain employed by the company. AS Brydens, under Mc Al has been bullying staff, threatening staff & taking away rights that we had got through Union bargaining over the last few years.
In all this, the Union has had nothing to say or do to stop the assault. The workers here at Brydens do not ever get visited by their Union reps, like other workplaces. The management knows that the staff is scared enough to accept whatever nasty terms & conditions are now imposed on us. This new type of Trini slavery is some form of imperialism all over again.
In fact, even the Union now, get taken over by Trini’s. I muster up the courage to call & ask for help this week, but in shock, I hung up when they transferred me to a Trini female.
Can’t someone like Caswell & his UWU come and help us PLEASE!!?