PRESS RELEASE – The National Workers Union (NWU) has called on Labour Minister, Stephenson King, to intervene in three industrial disputes.
NWU President General Tyrone Maynard made the call in a statement Thursday.
He said the disputes relate to what was described as “the unfair and wrongful dismissal of five workers employed with Blue Waters Ltd”, a decision by the Saint Lucia National Housing Corporation (NHC) to make two workers redundant “in contravention of the Labour Act of 2006” and the failure of Anse Chastanet Hotel to commence negotiations with the union.
Maynard said the NWU is the bargaining agent for workers at all three institutions.
“In all cases the NWU has expressed a deep concern with the reluctance of the said companies to engage the Union,” the President General of the trade union disclosed.
Maynard said the NWU will be holding meetings with the employees to update them on the matters.