BPM backs Barbuda Council Workers in cry for pay

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For the past two consecutive weekends, Barbuda Council workers have allegedly not been paid. And, several of them reached out to OBSERVER media to bring the matter to the attention of the public in the absence of any explanation from their bosses.
Efforts to reach Council Chairman Knacyntar Nedd were unsuccessful and Barbuda Affairs Minister and MP Arthur Nibbs said he was unaware of the situation.
Council workers complained to OBSERVER media mid-last week when they did not receive their money for the previous week. Then, over the weekend, they lamented another pay day passed without the council paying wages/salaries.
The Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM) said it is aware of the situation and has expressed concern and “disgust” over the manner in which the Council workers “continue to be treated”.
The BPM said it will be fighting for the workers as “the late payment, partial payment and non-payment of wages and salaries continues. This also includes workers who have won cases in the Industrial Court and are due compensation.”
The BPM, in a letter said, “It has been drawn to our attention that workers were not paid their wages which were due on the 19th and 26th May 2017. We are concerned about the hardship and suffering that this action will cause the workers and their families.”
(More in today’s Daily Observer)

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