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Sugar industry wage talks continue

Published:Monday | March 10, 2008 | 12:40 PM

Unions representing the island’s sugar workers are scheduled to meet with the Sugar Producers Federation (SPF) today in a bid to resolve a wage dispute between the federation and workers.

The parties met on Thursday but failed to reach an agreement on the level of wage increase the workers should receive.

The federation has offered a 10 percent increase in the first year and five percent in year two.

However, President of the National Workers’ Union (NWU), Vincent Morrison said the offer is not acceptable.

He said Labour Minister, Pearnel Charles has indicated that he would be present at today’s meeting.

The more than 8,000 field and factory workers are represented by the National Workers’ Union, (NWU) Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) and the Universal and Allied Workers Union (UAWU).