NUPW sticking to its guns on wages

The island’s largest public sector trade union is optimistic its members will get a salary hike this year even in the face of a pronouncement by the Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados Cleviston Haynes that it is unlikely to happen. On Tuesday, Haynes told a news conference that the only way a pay increase […]
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No more welfare state

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur today sounded a stern warning to Barbadians that the era of the ‘welfare state’, in which citizens were guaranteed free social services and other entitlements “paid for by a plethora of taxes” was fast coming to an end. In fact, while likening the Barbados economy […]