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23 Jul 2017 | 01:06 PM UTC

Barbados: Labour unions to hold protest in Bridgetown July 24

Barbados News Alert

Planned march by labor unions to be held in Bridgetown on Monday, July 24

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/24/2017, 10:00 AM until 7/24/2017, 11:59 PM (America/Barbados). COUNTRY/REGION Bridgetown

Event

Labor unions have planned a march to be held in Bridgetown on Monday, July 24, to denounce an increase in the National Social Responsibility Levy. The protesters are expected to gather at 10:00 (local time) at Queen's Park.

Context

The trade unions are protesting a 400 percent increase in the National Social Responsibility Levy introduced on July 1. A number of smaller protests and strikes have been held across the island in past weeks.

Advice

As a precaution, travelers are advised to avoid political gatherings and protests. Previous related demonstrations have resulted in unrest, including minor scuffles with security forces.

 

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