A meeting between Managing Director of Windward & Leeward Brewery Gregg Graves and President General of the National Workers Union (NWU) Tyrone Maynard has signaled an end to the industrial impasse between the parties.
According to a press release, the NWU said it made it abundantly clear that it was not challenging the company’s decision but rather the manner in which the company’s decision was being executed.
The dispute stemmed from the layoff of two employees due to what the company described as a decrease in sales revenue.
Employees at the brewery had taken industrial action in protest of the redundancies of the two seasoned workers. They staged a silent protest outside the company premises in two Fridays ago.
The NWU, in today’s press release, stated that “the parties have agreed to a resumption of normal operations, that the two employees would now receive an enhanced compensation package to be agreed upon by the parties, and the parties will meet on Thursday, July 25, 2013 to initiate dialogue on other outstanding cost cutting proposals”.
The NWU held a general meeting for all employees during which the workers accepted the conclusion of the matter, the release stated.