THE Caribbean Motion for Peace and Integration will probably be shining the highlight on various struggles which Barbadian staff have been dealing with on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, when it hosts its digital Labour Day Rally on Might 1.
Normal Secretary of the Caribbean Motion for Peace and Integration (CMPI), David Denny, famous the above, throughout a digital press convention convened by the CMPI this week, to debate the Labour Day programme and associated issues.
“We within the Caribbean Motion for Peace and Integration are in touch with various ladies and younger individuals who’re going via some very troublesome intervals, due to the COVID-19 scenario. As an illustration, various individuals have misplaced their jobs in Barbados and they aren’t working and they’re dwelling now for greater than a 12 months and we’re very involved about that,” Denny indicated.
“We now have distributors who’re being harassed every day and we’re very involved in regards to the distributors. They’re utilizing this complete COVID-19 scenario to reap the benefits of poor working-class people who find themselves distributors. There are a variety of staff who’re working within the non-public sector, who’re being exploited and solely given three days per week and never given a full week to work. Some staff additionally, their salaries have been decreased. The issue is that the unemployment degree has gone so excessive throughout this era, some staff are pressured to simply accept a few of this very unhealthy therapy that they’re receiving, as a result of they need to keep their jobs they usually need to a minimum of make a greenback invoice to assist themselves. So a number of them are being exploited in Barbados and on the first of Might, we’re going to tackle various these points,” Denny additional commented.
“There are additionally points in relation to staff who’re working throughout the non-public sector and they’re discovering it very, very troublesome to have the ability to make the type of cash that they have been making earlier than, due to the numerous pressures that they need to undergo due to the COVID-19 scenario. So there’s a very excessive degree of exploitation that’s happening in Barbados throughout this era and various non-public sector companies are simply utilizing this era to use the employees and to make giant sums of cash off the backs of staff and pay them much less for his or her labour and in some instances, most of those corporations are making much more cash than they’re accustomed making. They’re making much more cash as a result of individuals are spending cash within the supermarkets due to the COVID-19 scenario, as an illustration and they’re paying much less staff and benefiting from these staff in Barbados,” Denny charged. (RSM)