Statement by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, regarding the matter of Preconco Limited and the Barbados Workers’ Union.
Today, March 11, the Chief Labour Officer, her team and I met with the management of Preconco Limited for approximately four hours and that was to address issues raised by the workers through their representative, the Barbados Workers’ Union.
Along with providing some explanations on the issues raised by the workers, the meeting also addressed the suspension-with-pay of delegates who had attended a meeting convened yesterday morning by me as Minister and Conciliator.
There had been some misunderstanding concerning the parameters of the meeting, and the company has retracted the letters with immediate effect and has informed the workers and representatives, accordingly.
I will be convening a meeting on Monday morning, March 15, and this will be to assist the parties in working toward resolution of the substantive matters.