The trade unions and private sector will get a meeting with Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, but he has made it clear it will take place in the full glare of the public.

A day after more than 20,000 Barbadians took to the street in a protest march in which the island’s four major trade unions and the Barbados Private Sector Association were united in their call for dialogue on burdensome tax measures imposed in the Budget earlier this year, Stuart said he would communicate to the social partners when that meeting would take place.

A meeting of the Social Partnership had already been scheduled for August 18, but Stuart did not say whether he would set an earlier date.

He was clear, however, that it would be no private meeting.

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