A done deal
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,
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)