Barbados trade union blasts government • Caribbean Life

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With elections due this month, Barbados’ largest trade union has levelled a broadside at the island’s government, blaming it for a litany of woes ranging from unemployment, to high taxation, and restrictions on education, while creating jobs for party members.

Mindful that polling is just 22 days away, General Secretary of the Barbados Workers Union Toni Moore all but told workers at a mass rally Tuesday not to vote for the governing Democratic Labour Party when she reminded them of the power of their ballot.

“Understand the power of your ‘X’, value the power of your ‘X’. Your ‘X’ provides access to the best for you,” Moore said as she advised membership not to “settle for crumbs that may be offered you…

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