Dis­pute with Sco­tia­bank ‘could grow’

UK Barbados Nation - - EDITORIAL -

KINGSTON – The pres­i­dent of the Bus­ta­mante In­dus­trial Trade Union, Ka­van Gayle, says that the dis­pute with Sco­tia­bank Ja­maica over the tran­si­tion­ing of more jobs to other Caribbean coun­tries could grow into a re­gional con­fronta­tion with the fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion.

“We are get­ting sup­port from unions in The Ba­hamas, An­tigua, Gre­nada, and even Latin Amer­ica, as well as the in­ter­na­tional body for unions rep­re­sent­ing bank work­ers, Global Union. They want to dis­cuss the mat­ter with us be­cause they too feel threat­ened by this trend,” Gayle is quoted as say­ing in the Ja­maica Observer news­pa­per.

Gayle’s com­ments fol­lowed the fail­ure of the bank and the union to make any progress in lo­cal-level talks held on

Novem­ber 29 in an ef­fort to set­tle the dis­pute, which has been trig­gered pri­mar­ily by the bank’s de­ci­sion to con­tinue tran­si­tion­ing lo­cal units to lo­ca­tions out­side of Ja­maica. (CMC)

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