Clerical, engineering and technical workers employed with the company’s port operations in Vieux Fort will benefit from the provisions of the new industrial contract.
SLMT and the NWU have been engaged for several months in a reclassification exercise that established suitable wage scales and job slotting. The company and the union agreed that the reclassification of which length of service, experience, qualification and existing salaries were the major factors, resulted in the parties reaching a compromise on an eight percent general wage increase. That increase will be distributed (as 2%, 3%, 3%) over a three-year period. A back pay will also be paid.
An upward revision of 10 areas that impact on conditions of employment was realized.
A general meeting is being planned for the workers at which more information relating to the new collective labour contract will be explained.