PLP STATEMENT ON LABOUR UNREST!!!
Again and again, the Prime Minister has failed to resolve the longstanding concerns of Bahamians workers.
He has ducked and dodged, but he has not led.
Ingraham’s inability to resolve the current labour dispute, and his failure to negotiate in good faith, are part of a broader pattern of contempt for Bahamians.
Bahamian workers, who have been battered by FNM policies which have deepened and extended the recession, are fed up. They see a government which has poured hundreds of millions into foreigners and special interests, and nearly one hundred million into cost overruns for the grossly mismanaged roadworks, but has spent years avoiding the resolution of their concerns.
This government does not believe the concerns of Bahamian workers are important.
The next government must move with dispatch to resolve outstanding industrial relations issues. It’s the right thing to do and the smart thing to do: without industrial peace, there will be no economic recovery.