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Nestle meeting set for today at labour ministry

Published:Thursday | January 8, 2015 | 9:09 AM

A meeting is to be held at the Ministry of Labour this morning in a bid to restore normality at Nestle Jamaica Limited.



The ministry had called an Emergency Conciliation Meeting between representatives of Nestle Jamaica Limited and the National Workers’ Union for yesterday.



However, that meeting was rescheduled to 10 a.m. today at the ministry’s North Street, Kingston offices.



The parties are in disagreement over a redundancy exercise being carried out at the company.



Nestle has made the positions of about 30 workers redundant following its decision to cease local production of the popular drink, Milo.



It says this became necessary as it could no longer absorb high maintenance and production costs.



Nestle says the decision was also influenced by limited growth potential and declining export possibilities.



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