Barbados Hotel Workers Join Forces, Demand What’s Theirs

Approximately 60 laid-off staffers from three South Coast hotels mounted a joint “wildcat” protest threatening that, in the absence of definitive answers from their former employers and/or the Government, the protests would increase and intensify. Collectively, the workers want to be paid their severance, they want to know who will be responsible for paying it, and as the Christmas Season reaches its climax, they want to know how soon they will receive it.

Caribbean Tourism Facing Crisis

A new report released recently by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is reporting that as a result of COVID-19, almost half a million Caribbean tourism workers now face the prospect of decent work deficits in the form of job losses, reductions in working hours, and loss of incomes.