The hoped for early February start to the 2022 Barbados sugar harvest hangs on the outcome of labour talks that are continuing this week.
Barbados Sugar Industry Limited, the umbrella agency for cane farmers met on Friday with the Barbados Workers Union and the Deputy Chief Labour Officer and those talks are scheduled to resume tomorrow.
The BWU represents non-supervisory workers in the sugar industry and BSIL had indicated it was hoping to resolve a number of issues raised by the BWU in order for the crop to start in the first half of this month.
Meantime, the Sugar Industries Staff Association, which represents supervisory workers, is also hoping for a resolution of their grievances.
President of the Association, Dwight Miller, tells Starcom Network News talks on behalf of its members are also set to continue.
But Mr. Miller says he and his members will be patient and follow the process.