A done deal

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by heather­lynevan­[email protected]­tion­news.com direc­tor of in­dus­trial re­la­tions Dwaine Paul.

Grant, who was a guest on Voice Of Bar­ba­dos’ Brass Tacks Sun­day call-in pro­gramme, re­vealed the BHTA and the BWU had signed off on the deal last Fri­day.

He called it “his­toric” as the ne­go­ti­a­tions were con­cluded in a rel­a­tively short time.

“It is his­toric from the per­spec­tive that it’s the first time, in such a short pe­riod, that we had a sig­noff with the Bar­ba­dos Work­ers’ Union. I think there is a clear recog­ni­tion by all par­ties in­volved that we do have to have a new per­spec­tive,” Grant said.

Paul, who con­firmed the sign­ing to the DAILY NA­TION last night, said he was pleased with the out­come.

“For the most part we are glad we were able to reach an agree­ment so soon,” he said.

“In ne­go­ti­a­tions there is al­ways more that you be­lieve that could have been done or should have been done. But at this stage we are pleased to have been able to con­clude and be able to fo­cus on some of the other is­sues that we have to fo­cus on within the sec­tor,” he added.

Paul re­vealed a num­ber of sec­tions of the pre­vi­ous agree­ment were mod­i­fied, and the new agree­ment dealt with is­sues sur­round­ing uni­forms,

(Pic­ture by Reco Moore.)

THE PRIDE OF NATIONHOOD knows no age lim­its.With the sense of unity spo­ken of at the end of the Na­tional An­them’s se­cond verse, these four Bridgetown Sev­enth-day Ad­ven­tist Pri­mary School stu­dents joy­fully made their way past the In­de­pen­dence Arch on the Cham­ber­lain Bridge dur­ing the Na­tion Fu­nathlon Fu­elled By Sol yes­ter­day.From left, Jo­hanna Fuller­ton, Jonathan Tull, Taja Chad­der­ton and Danae White linked hands and joined with 4 000 oth­ers who took part in the fivek­ilo­me­tre walk and run around The City. (AD)

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