Barbados: Strike on Hold

Barbados Free Press reports that the national strike is on hold, while Notes From The Margin says: “We…always felt that the Union had painted itself into a corner by reaching for the ‘big gun’ prematurely. The lateness of this climb down also has several knock on effects that may be more long lasting.”

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  • There is still much unrest in the island over the action of a threatened island wide shut down. We can not anticipate the effect such an action would have in a now digitized industry. Many businesses are computerized and unless Management knows how to bypass the many codes of their employees, I expect devastating losses. The other thing about it that worries me is that so many employers are good shop keepers, treating their staff 100% or more, and their people are happy with them. Why do they have to suffer loses because of the wrong doings of other employers.

    Strike Was Averted

    Sandy lane workers walked out
    They didn’t like how management wielded their clout
    Royal Shop staff earlier had gone on strike
    Intolerant conditions they said that they didn’t like
    Keen interest by the Labour Union started the talks
    Employees from other companies joined in the walks
    When solidarity seemed fruitless Sir Roy took a stand
    All the work would come to a halt on the Island
    Support of the few would make many stop
    And many a business would have to close up shop
    Vice grip was placed around the island’s throat
    Employers screaming they can’t stay afloat
    Rescue came and the Prime Minister had prevented
    The Wednesday scheduled Island wide strike was averted
    Employees at the Royal Shop and at Sandy Lane
    Don’t have back their jobs yet though and will be still picketing.

    Notice the message down the left spine of all my poems
    See other poems on topics In The News by Khaidji

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