BWA re­futes reports of lay­offs

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - News -

No lay­offs.

This is the re­sponse by the Bar­ba­dos Wa­ter Author­ity to reports that it has started to lay off staff.

“It has come to the at­ten­tion of the Bar­ba­dos Wa­ter Author­ity via me­dia reports that we are send­ing home peo­ple/ em­ploy­ees. Man­age­ment wishes to cat­e­gor­i­cally state that the process of any staff lay­offs is yet to be­gin,” stated the re­lease.

It ex­plained that the four in­di­vid­u­als “who claim they are be­ing ter­mi­nated” were some of a num­ber of peo­ple who were brought on to the BWA be­tween Jan­uary and March 2018 on six-month con­tracts.

The author­ity said it was con­duct­ing an in­ter­nal oper­a­tions re­view to close the gap on the BDS$10.3 mil­lion monthly deficit which made it un­able to meet most of its de­liv­er­ables.

“It is in­cum­bent on the BWA to act re­spon­si­bly in the in­ter­est of all Bar­ba­di­ans,” the re­lease said.

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