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No settlement for Carib Cement workers

Apr, 23 2012

(Caribbean)  --  Frustration is growing among workers at the Caribbean Cement Company after the management again failed to arrive at a wage settlement.

Vice President of the National Workers Union, Granville Valentine, said an eight-hour meeting at the Labour Ministry yesterday, ended without the ongoing wage dispute being settled.

He said the management has indicated that it’s awaiting further instructions from the Board of Directors.

Valentine said the latest development has further upset the workers, who had threatened industrial action if an agreement wasn’t reached.

He is hoping the management will respond more favourably at the next meeting at the Labour Ministry which is scheduled for Wednesday.

Valentine said he cannot guarantee that the workers can be swayed against taking strike action if next week’s meeting ends without a settlement.

The workers have been upset for more than two weeks, and staged a sit in days ago, after the Board of Directors reportedly rejected the wage proposal put on the table by the company’s management.

Their anger worsened after the cement company in Trinidad and Tobago approved a 7 per cent wage increase for its workers.


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