Staff morale at BPL said to be low

Staff morale at BPL said to be low
Bahamas Power and Light Headquarters on Baillou Hill Road.

Union officials at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) say morale is low among employees since the highly publicized firing of the old Executive Board headed by Darnell Osbourne.

In an interview with Eyewitness News on Thursday, Secretary General for Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) Astrid Bodie, stated that the removal of the board and the public scrutiny that has followed has resulted in an uneasy atmosphere in the work environment.  “Morale is being tested,” he said.  “The staff just wants everything to go back to normal because to us it seems like, wow, BPL (is) in the spotlight again.”

According to Bodie, the board was working in full harmony last year and the dissension between board members only recently began.

“We knew they were having problems, but they only started having problems recently,” he said.  “We thought they would be able to work it out, but we never expected this to get this far.”