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Aerotel workers back on the job

Published:Friday | February 7, 2014 | 9:52 AM

Technical Staff at Aeronautical Telecommunications Limited (Aerotel) returned to work last night after staging a two-day strike.



The workers had taken industrial action over the payment of performance incentives.



Yesterday the labour ministry convened a meeting between the management of Aerotel and the National Workers’ Union, which represents the employees.



Senior Negotiating officer at the NWU Roosevelt Walker says a back to work formula was arrived at during yesterday’s meeting.



Roosevelt says Aerotel's management is expected to get back to the union early next week.



The NWU has complained that the company’s management is seeking to vary the formula by which incentives are normally paid.



It says this would result in workers being paid reduced incentives.



Aerotel is a public entity which operates Aeronautical Telecommunications facilities and systems on behalf of the government.



It serves the Civil Aviation Authority of Jamaica, the Meteorological Office of Jamaica, the Airport Authority of Jamaica, and Airlines and Users of Jamaica's Flight Information Region.



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