Carib workers settle wage negotiations with NUGFW

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 19:00

The management of Caribbean Development Company (CDC) and Carib Brewery Limited (CBL) have reached agreements with the National Union of Government and Federated Workers (NUGFW) for periods spanning 2013 and 2019.

For the period 2013 to 2016, CDC has agreed to withdraw an appeal in the Industrial Court against a former judgement, therefore this period has been resolved at 16 percent.

CBL says it will also honour the judgement given for the CBL monthly paid bargaining unit for the period 2011-2015 which was awarded at 13 percent. 

In this regard, the parties have bilaterally agreed to settle the outstanding weekly paid bargaining unit at 13 percent.

A statement by Ansa McAl Limited, the parent company of CDC and CBL says that in moving forward to the newer periods, parties have agreed bilaterally to resolve these periods of collective bargaining for wages and salaries as follows:

- 6 percent for CDC for the period 2016 to 2019 for both the weekly paid and monthly paid bargaining unit; and

- 8 percent for CBL for the period 2015 to 2017 for the monthly paid and similarly the new weekly paid period of 2016 to 2019.