Barbados’s largest public labor union, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), has called for a general strike to be held on Thursday, January 18, and Friday, January 19, following failed negotiations with the government that took place on January 15. Other unions could potentially follow suit. Public services are likely to be adversely affected for the duration of the strike. Associated protests are possible, as well as an increased security presence in affected areas.
The NUPW has called the strike in protest of the government's efforts to cut labor costs.
Individuals in Barbados are advised to anticipate disruptions at public facilities and to avoid any protests as a precaution.
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