More than half of the workers at the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation will be going home over the next few weeks.
This was made clear by consultant to the Barbados Workers Union Sir Roy Trotman.
Following a meeting with CBC's negotiating team led by John Williams Monday afternoon, Sir Roy informed staff of the latest developments.
After suggesting that voluntary separation was not on the table as an option, CBC has agreed to the union's position that this must be the first step.
As a result members of staff have been given until Friday to indicate if they would like to leave.
And in a statement Monday evening, the CBC Board confirmed the numbers going home.
It also indicated that the BWU had accepted that voluntary separation will be under the same terms and conditions as those who will be retrenched from the Corporation.
CBC further indicated that severance payment and payment in lieu of notice for those who choose voluntary separation as well as those who are retrenched will be as outlined in the Severance Payment Act and the Employment Rights Act.
CBC and the Union will be meeting again at 2:30 on Monday afternoon.
At that time the Corporation will be able to inform the union as to the number of staff who have opted to voluntarily separate and accepted the terms and conditions as well the remaining positions which will be made redundant.