BARBADOS (Naked Departure) — Dear Naked, can someone help School Meals workers? When the demon retired we thought that life would be better. But it looks as if we jump from the frying pan into the fire. Things have gotten worse under this new management. Be careful what you ask for.
The kitchens are like furnaces and this is week 8 and still cannot get any relief. On October 19 a lady with a medical condition passed out in one of the kitchen. The ambulance had to be summoned for her. Heard that he doctor said the heat of the place was the main factor for her passing out.
Understand that the staff was very frightened. But nothing was done to solve the problem. One of the main factor is that the extractor fans does not work. If I was working for myself the health inspector would know that the place is too hot. Where are the safety committees in the work place. Will something be done when some one passed out for good the next time.
Hear that out of the four kitchens only one passed inspection. So how are the other three open and operating. Who got a golden handshake for that job. Does the Union still receive money from school meal’s worker. There are no window in the place. Have not seen Management since the lady passed out. There are some new appointed assistant supervisors causing problems in the kitchen. You would think that since they do not know the work they would treat the staff properly and join together and do the work. But that is not what they are doing.
They are treating 50 and 60-year-old women like little children. Telling diabetics what time to eat and things like that. So School meals will soon have some staff dropping down dead. I hope that their family will have sense to sue the School Meal’s Dept and any supervisor that is directly involved. Anonymous
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