EMPLOYEES of the Water and Sewerage Company Incorporated (WASCO Inc.) this week submitted a 30 day notice of industrial action to Labour Minister Robert Lewis.
The notice comes on the heels of a ‘sit down’ action by employees last week to protest the slow pace of negotiations for the triennium, between management and their union
The National Workers Union, the bargaining agent for employees, informed Minister Lewis of the action to be taken by employees if WASCO continues with its non-payment of sick leave to workers, and its non-payment of length of service premium on annual vacation entitlements due to workers.
“WASCO has failed to comply with some requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Legislation. This has been going on for some time now and the National Workers Union has registered its concern with WASCO and communicated the same to the Department of Labour,” the union’s President General, Tyrone Maynard noted yesterday.
Daily paid employees of the company at the start of this month reported to work but did not perform their respective duties.
But a meeting between the trade union and management ended without the easing of grievances experienced by the employees.
A second round of talks between the trade union and management did not end the matter. Now this NWU has now the NWU has raised the ante with this 30 day notice of industrial action,.