‘Ineffective strike’

Head of Unity Workers’ Union, Caswell Franklyn, has been blasted again for leading an “ineffective” nurses’ strike.

The latest salvo was fired by political analyst Peter Wickham during yesterday’s Down To Brass Tacks on Starcom Network, which focused on the upcoming General Election, as well as the ongoing industrial action.

Earlier this month, nurses under the Unity Workers’ Union went on strike over the yet enacted COVID-19 safety zones, as well as other grievances such as a lack of supplies. Government severely chastised the action during a pandemic and held talks with the Barbados Nurses Association (BNA) and Barbados Workers’ Union, reaching some agreement not extended to Unity.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said Government would withhold the striking nurses’ salaries as per protocols in such situations.


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