Scenes from march through Bridgetown
Participants in today's march.
Thousands of Barbadians turned out for a march from Queen's Park today, organised by a coalition of trade unions and supported by the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA), aimed at urging the Government of Barbados to have discussions with the Social Partnership over the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) and other measures implemented in the recent Budget.
General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), Toni Moore, stressed that the march is an opportunity for the "wider public to demonstrate their support for the concerns which we have, namely, that we should have dialogue”.
Many companies have shown their support for the action by announcing adjusted opening business hours or the complete closure of their operations for today to allow staff to take part in the demonstration.
Take a look at the gallery and videos below to see the large numbers that turned out in support of this action.
The march started at Queen's Park and continued on to St Michael Row, Bridge Street, Probyn Street, right on lower Bay Street, right on lower Fairchild Street, left on Charles Duncan O'Neal Bridge, left on Wharf Road, to Hincks Street, right on Cowell Street, right on Broad Street to Marhill Street, left on Marhill Street to lower Roebuck Street, right on lower Roebuck Street to Crumpton Street junction, right on Crumpton Street to Queen’s Park.