The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development has been informed that the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) has accepted the proposals made at the Meeting of the Sub-Committee of the Social Partnership held July 14, 2015.
Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer revealed today that an official letter dated July 23, was sent to her office by the General Secretary of the NUPW. The contents of the letter disclosed that having consulted with its constituents, the NUPW had agreed to the following:
(1) That the Barbados Investment & Development Corporation (BIDC) will not act on the correspondence which was given to workers over 60 years retiring them from the BIDC; (2)??those workers will remain full employees of the Board and will receive all benefits due to them; and (3)??the NUPW will meet with the BIDC as soon as the next day to discuss challenges facing the Corporation with full disclosure of the issues at the BIDC in an effort to settle matters in the shortest possible time.
Minister Byer urged the parties, ???to spare no effort to meet and settle the matters in the shortest possible time???. She added that both she and the office of the Chief Labour Officer remained available to advise and/or conciliate should the need arise.