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Union, Carib Cement resume talks

Published: Wednesday April 18, 2012 | 1:00 pm Comments 0
Caribbean Cement Company - file photo.
Caribbean Cement Company - file photo.

Anxious workers at the Caribbean Cement Company could hear today if they will receive a wage increase, as their union and the company’s management resume talks at the labour ministry.

The management is expected to return to the negotiation table today with a settlement package.

Those talks are now underway at the labour ministry.

The company’s management had agreed to review a settlement package for workers following a series of meetings over the past two weeks.

Employees at the company, who staged a sit-in last week, have threatened to take industrial action if the company does not make a favourable wage offer.

NWU Vice President Granville Valentine said the workers concerns have heightened after cement workers in Trinidad and Tobacco received a seven per cent wage increase recently:

He said it is critical that the ongoing wage negotiation is completed before the next round of discussions begins in another two months.

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