Monday, December 22, 2008
Rum War Dem A Start
Okay I don't know about you, but Christmas is not Christmas without deh white dem. (Jamaican white rum). We use it for sorrell, Christmas Cake, Christmas Pudding and so on. So why did the people at Wray and Nephew dem lay off their workers right before Christmas. Isn't that shooting yourself in the foot?
According to what one of the protestors that was laidoff told RJR news, "For years, Wray and Nephew (has been) a coming that has been making a lot of money ... they just decided one morning that we no longer need the Engineering Department so all of you guys go home ... persons with 10, 15 even 20 years of experience ... what are we to say to our families, a week before Christmas when we cant feed the babies.
Now the company workers (at the engineer department) do have a union, so I assume someone gonna have to answer to the layoffs.
Cuts are going on everywhere on the island, just as it is all over the world. The recession that the United States is feeling is a Global thing. Everything trickles down. What is sad is that many of the smaller islands do feel it more. When you don't make nothing, you don't have nothing and people try to take that "nothing" away from you, it hurts.
For more of the story at Wray and Nephew read -------> HERE