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18 jan. 2018 | 02h08 UTC

Barbados: Public labor union plans strike Jan. 18-19 /update 1

Barbados Alerte de sécurité

Barbados' National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) announces general strike to be held on January 18-19; associated protests possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 17/1/2018, 12h00 until 19/1/2018, 11h59 (America/Barbados). COUNTRY/REGION Barbados

Event

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.

Context

The NUPW has called the strike in protest of the government's efforts to cut labor costs.

Advice

Individuals in Barbados are advised to anticipate disruptions at public facilities and to avoid any protests as a precaution.

 

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