NWU and Glace followup after employees vote for trade union representation

NWU and Glace followup after employees vote for trade union representation

Glace Supermarket and National Workers Union (NWU) officials met earlier this week for follow-up discussions, two weeks after the majority of the supermarket’s employees voted for trade union representation.

Matters discussed at the meeting, according to a NWU press release, include the overall working environment, logistical arrangements for a joint general meeting for workers, procedures that would guide disciplinary action in the absence of a negotiated industrial agreement, that both sides would respect due process and natural justice and the election of shop stewards.

“The NWU went on to stress the importance of developing good industrial relations and further assured that the union would submit proposals shortly,” the NWU said.

The meeting was held at the company’s office in Marisule.

Glace was represented by Anthony Bousquet and the NWU by Assistant Grievance & Mobilisation Officer, Arlene Rene′.

Last month, over 100 workers employed with the Glace chain of supermarkets based in Marisule, Rodney Bay and Bella Rosa voted in favour of trade union representation.

The exercise revealed that over 90 percent of the employees voted in favour of having their employment interests protected by the NWU.

The results stemmed from a secret ballot poll, which involved the participation of Glace employees, and undertaken by officials from the Department of Labour.


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