Friday 23 October, 2020

Unions set meeting schedule to educate members on BOSS move

Ignorance of the Barbados Optional Saving Scheme (BOSS) will not be an excuse as to why public servants have not bought into the government's newest 'meeting turn' style programme.

The government has a plan to work assiduously with all unions to ensure that their memberships know and understand the BOSS Programme.


Video caption: Director General, Human Resource, Ministry of Public Service, Gail Atkins speaks about upcoming meetings to inform persons about BOSS.

For the purpose of facilitating the highest engagement on BOSS by representatives of the Ministry of Finance, with the constituent membership of trade unions and staff associations, if not a 100-per cent onboarding, the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) has been requested to coordinate a schedule of meetings to be held at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium next Tuesday and Wednesday.

The meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 2: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm - Members of the Protective Services, represented by the member units of CTUSAB, Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and Unity Trade Union to include: Police, Fire and Prison Officers, Customs and Immigration Officers and Government Security Guards.
  • Tuesday, June 2: 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm - Employees in the Health Care Sector, represented by CTUSAB (Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP), National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Barbados Nurses Association (BNA), Nurses Assistants and Aides Association of Barbados (NAAAB), Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), Unity Trade Union.
  • Wednesday, June 3: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm - Employees in the Education Sector, represented by CTUSAB Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT), Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), Association of Public Primary School Principals (APPSP), National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools (BAPPSS), Unity Trade Union.
  • Wednesday, June 3: 1.30 am - 4.30 pm - All categories of Public Officers including staff of SOE’s (Clerical Administrative Staff-Technical Staff represented by CTUSAB (Sugar Industries Staff Association (SISA), National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and Unity Trade Union.

Due to the observance of social distancing arrangements are being made to accommodate 1,100 persons in the Gymnasium at a time based on its density calculation.

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