WASA Headquarters, St Joseph

The Water and Sewerage Authority has condemned the protest action of some of its daily rated employees. In a press release issued today, WASA says some employees engaged in ill-advised protest action.

The following is a press release from WASA:

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) wishes to condemn the protest action taken by some members of its Daily Rated employees today – Wednesday 26th January, 2022.

The Authority further underscores with respect to payments of Sick Leave Bonus, it recognises that these payments are part of the terms and conditions of employment for Daily Rated employees, as specified in Article 6 of the Collective Agreement between the Authority and the National Union of Government and Federated Workers (NUGFW).

Further, the Authority emphasizes its commitment to meeting its obligations to its employees under the subsisting Collective Agreement, as communicated to the NUGFW via letter dated 22nd December, 2021.

Notwithstanding this, today, some employees engaged in ill-advised protest action that may also be precipitated by other concerns inclusive of the transfer of an employee, as well as the initiation of investigations into an alleged incident involving another employee.

The Authority remains committed to upholding the subsisting Collective Agreements with the Recognized Majority Unions that represent workers, as well as the harmonious resolution of ongoing disputes.