An industrial row is brewing between the management of Windward Leeward Brewery Limited and the National Workers Union (NWU).
According to a press release from the NWU, “The company and the NWU have been holding discussions over the possible retrenchment of two employees. The company states that sales are down and as a result the two workers will have to go.”
As a result, the Union said it has presented over 10 proposals aimed at cost-cutting along with suggestions that could retain the employment of the two workers.
The NWU added: “A meeting slated for Tuesday, July 9, 2013 could not be held due to the storm warning for Saint Lucia on that day. The NWU has suggested Friday, July 12, 2013 for continuation of discussions. Instead of preparing to engage the NWU on the said date, the company has chosen to abandon the proposed meeting and proceed with its redundancies.”
The union said it has requested the “urgent intervention” of the acting labour commissioner.