The Barbados Agricultural Management Company – BAMC – today concluded talks with the Barbados Workers Union on proposed layoffs at the state-agency…clearing the way for commencement shortly of a planned retrenchment exercise.

The BAMC is responsible for the operation of the lone remaining sugar factory at Portvale as well as the management of seven thousand acres of government-owned farmland.

It has had a staff complement of 457 permanent employees along with additional seasonal labour.

BAMC CEO Leslie Parris briefed Starcom Network News following today’s talks.