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NWC workers back on the job

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2016 | 9:24 AM
Corporate Public Relations Manager at the NWC, Charles Buchanan says the NWC is investigating whether the strike action led to the disruption of services.

Regular operations have resumed at the National Water Commission (NWC) following yesterday’s strike by some 2,000 employees.

The workers were dissatisfied with the progress of wage and fringe benefits negotiations with the management of the company.

Speaking with The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre this morning Corporate Public Relations Manager at the NWC, Charles Buchanan said all the workers have now shown up for duty.

 

Corporate Public Relations Manager at the NWC, Charles Buchanan

He says the NWC is investigating whether the strike action led to the disruption of services.

 

Corporate Public Relations Manager at the NWC, Charles Buchanan

An agreement was reached for the resumption of work by this morning following an eight-hour meeting between unions and the management of the NWC at the Ministry of Labour.

The National Workers’ Union (NWU), which represents some of the workers, says the ministry’s intervention resulted in an agreement in principle on a number of areas.

It says agreements mainly relate to fringe benefits.