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Union asks Noranda to reconsider laying off workers

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2016 | 5:26 AM
According to UAWU President, Senator Lambert Brown, the action contravened the Labour Relations Code and the collective labour agreement with Noranda.

The University and Allied Workers Union (UAWU) has asked Noranda Jamaica Bauxite to reconsider its recent decision to lay off workers.

On Monday, more than 30 employees were sent home.

According to UAWU President, Senator Lambert Brown, the action contravened the Labour Relations Code and the collective labour agreement with Noranda.

He contends that there was no consultation with the union and workers before the layoff exercise was implemented as is required.

The matter was discussed at a meeting on Tuesday.

However, Brown says the union has not received a response to its concerns.

 

UAWU President, Senator Lambert Brown

The UAWU president says the union will take the matter to the Ministry of Labour if there is no favourable response.