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Cable Bahamas Responds To Union Threats

Cable Bahamas Limited (CBL) it is disappointed and surprised with the Bahamas Communications and Public Offices Union’s (BCPOU) statement regarding the relationship between the two parties.

According to Head of Marketing at Cable Bahamas David Burrows, the company maintains that it has been abiding by a Supreme Court ruling and has been working with the leadership of the BCPOU in good faith over the years.

“Truth be told, the most recent discussions with the BCPOU and Cable Bahamas’ labour consultants took place on two occasions in May of this year,” he said

“At the meeting, the union chose to advise Cable Bahamas that it would continue the discussions but would send their preferred approach in writing. Cable Bahamas is still awaiting communication from the BCPOU as promised. “

BCPOU President Bernard Evans said during a press conference Thursday that Cable Bahamas has 30 days to have the two government appointees on the board of directors at Cable Bahamas abide by a Supreme Court order and Section 41 of the Industrial Relations Act.

Mr. Evans also accused the country’s main cable provider of subjecting its workers to poor conditions among other things.
“Workers are forced to work under extreme hazardous circumstances, mould infested buildings in Freeport,” Mr. Evans said.

In a response statement released Thursday evening, Cable Bahamas said the health and safety of its employees and customers in all of its facilities has always been a top priority.

“We are working closely and in correspondence with all government agencies associated with the environmental disaster it is currently enduring at its Robinson Road customer service building,” it said

“The company is working to ensure the earliest possible resolution to this matter for the neighbourhood, the employees and the company’s affected facility. As wells Cable Bahamas prides itself in the fact that it is 100% Bahamian owned, considered as one of the premier employers in the country, employing approximately 500 Bahamians.”

Cable Bahamas is the communications provider of choice and the first to offer triple play (voice, video, and data) services in The Bahamas.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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