Sales agents, clerical, delivery and other line staff employed at the company’s operational units around the island will benefit from the industrial agreement.
Employees will receive a 10 percent general wage increase spread over three years with 4 percent in year 1, 4 percent in year 2 and 2 percent in year 3.
Provisions have also been made for a Length of Service Premium ranging from $500 to $1,000, breakfast and lunch allowances of $12 and $22, shift allowance of $2.25 per hour as well as school books subsidy to employees’ children from $500 to $800. Compensation for staff who undertake additional responsibilities is also part of the package.
This agreement was signed at the Department of Labour in the presence of the Deputy Labour Commissioner Ray Narcisse.
The NWU has hailed this agreement as one of the better industrial agreements in the commerce sector.
The NWU also praised the company during negotiations for its positive response given to wage adjustments proposals by the union.