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Union call for improved working conditions for domestics

Union call for improved working conditions for domestics
03 Aug

Members of one of the country's largest workers’ unions, will get a chance to engage Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on several key issues.

That will be during the union's annual conference later this month.

This disclosure from general secretary of the Barbados Workers Union, Toni Moore, during a media briefing Thursday.

Following a decision at last year's conference, a new executive council will be elected during this year's event, to serve for two years instead of one.

However, Mrs. Moore says elections for the position of general secretary will follow a slightly different process.

Senator Moore is appealling to government to honour a commitment made by the previous administration to improve working conditions for domestic workers.

She says back in 2011, the then Minister of Labour had pledged Barbados' support to the International Labour Organisation's convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers.

BWU industrial relations officer Shakeda Williams, says the union will be recognising one deserving domestic worker with a champion award during the conference.

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