Barbados’ state-owned broadcaster sending home 116 workers


Sir Roy Trotman.

The state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has announced its intention to send home just over half of its 230-strong workforce while also agreeing to a proposal by the employees’ bargaining agent for voluntary separation.

Special advisor and former General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Sir Roy Trotman broke the news Monday evening to reporters following more than two hours of talks with management of the CBC at the Pine, St Michael studios.

Sir Roy said the BWU delegation that included president of the CBC division Kent Jersen, tried unsuccessfully to get the corporation to give an enhanced separation package to those volunteering to leave.

“Today’s meeting was a follow up to the one we held last Friday. When we met on…

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