BCPOU Union President has lead a march of union workers at BTC blocking Bay Street from all vehicular traffic at this hour. Union Members have now moved to block the Paradise Island Bridge. Traffic was backup from Bay Street to Cable Beach.
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Nassau Bahamas: Bahamas Press can confirm that this morning more then 50% of the workers at BTC failed to report to work this MONDAY MORNING! A a massive demonstration downtown is underway at this hour lead by BCPOU president Robert Farquarson.
The BCPOU called its strike mode into action, causing a stall in the productivity at the BTC Corporation this morning. The union members are calling for their participation into the privatization talks. Members of the Union have marched to downtown Bay Street and has blocked the city from all vehicular traffic.
Bahamas Press has learned that the protest is spreading and BTC has announced closure of all its offices affected by the demonstration.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has confirmed that BTC will be sold by the end of the year. Farquarson has called for withdrawal from all management support to consultants into the privatization process.