PRESS RELEASE – The National Workers Union (NWU) has written to the Ministry of the Public Service in a letter dated September 11, 2014.
The letter conveyed the National Workers Union’s concern over the issuance of letters to cleaners and other employees with Government informing them that they have reached the age of sixty (60) years and are due for retirement.
The NWU further stated that this decision is unconscionable and is an infringement of Article 41 of the industrial agreement between the Government of Saint Lucia and the National Workers Union.
Article 41 of the industrial agreement clearly establishes that “Normal retirement age shall be in accordance with the retirement conditions established by the National Insurance Corporation”.
The retirement age currently being used by the National Insurance Corporation is sixty-four (64) years. That will move to sixty-five (65) years in 2015.
The NWU is also calling for withdrawal of these letters.