The following article reposted, the author is Caswell Franklyn the head of the Unity Workers Union. The article is made relevant by the decision of the Barbados Courts to rule in favour of the dismissed BIDC workers – David (BU)
THE RELATIONS BETWEEN the Government and trade unions in this country has been unnecessarily reduced to […] a state of government induced chaos.
It would appear that the major unions have delinked from Democratic Labour Party control, leaving the Government rudderless in the sea of industrial relations.
Previously, Government did not see the need to develop any expertise in the area of industrial relations because it relied on its minions who control the decision-making organs of the unions to keep a lid on the simmering cauldron of employee discontent.
Read submission Unions seize chance for redemption originally posted 12 July 2015.