“Go Ahead and March” Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart declared to the nation’s Trade Unions yesterday.
But any “proposed” social unrest would be dealt with by the Royal Barbados Police Force, he has warned, as he spoke to the issues at a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) St Michael West branch luncheon, on the weekend.
Additionally, he has made clear that there will be no rescinding of the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) from its present level of ten per cent, and which is the subject of a protest march by the business sector and labour unions today.
At a news conference on Friday the General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, Toni Moore and the President of the Barbados Private Sector Association, Charles Herbert said this protest is in an effort to pressure the government concerning the National Social Responsibility Levy.
The unions gave the Government a two-week ultimatum to accede to their request and vowed to take industrial action if nothing was done.