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Union representing GPL workers calls on company to honor Collective Bargaining Agreement – 8th Feb 2013

shot0003The Union, NACCIE, is giving the utility company, GPL, one more opportunity to honour the Collective Bargaining Agreement or face possible industrial action.

GPL and NACCIE are at loggerheads over wages and salary increases for GPL workers. The Union is demanding an 8% increase across the board but GPL is offering a mere 1%.

General secretary of the Union, Kenneth Joseph, said, the utility company’s strategy of offering meager all inclusive across the board increases, is to ignore the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Joseph said, that such a move is to insult the labour and dedication of its members.

Acting President of NACCIE, Sunil Beepat, and executive member Imtiaz Bacchus said, the Union is committed to the struggle to ensure that employers do not continue to impose salary increase on workers.

NACCIE told the media that since 2007 the corporation began breaching the agreement resulting in industrial unrest.

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