PRESS RELEASE – The industrial wage impasse between SOL EC Ltd and the National Workers Union (NWU) has been amicably resolved.
Company officials flew in from Barbados and met with Tyrone Maynard, President General and Solace Myers, Deputy President General at a meeting which lasted about two (2) hours.
The parties agreed to a wage accord that provides for a 12.5% general wage increase over two trienniums; 7% for the first and 5.5% for the second. Workers will receive a good Back-pay payout along with minor adjustments to the fringe benefits in the collective agreement.
President General of the NWU, Tyrone Maynard addressed the workers after the conclusion of the industrial deal. Both the company and the NWU did all within their powers to have the operations return to a state of normalcy.