BWA refutes reports of 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.