The new collective labour contract makes provisions for a five percent general wage increase spread as 3% in year one, 1% in year two and 1% in year three respectively. Adjustments, minimum wages, nomenclature changes in keeping with acquired skills, a new schedule of overtime rates and seven months back pay also form part of the industrial package.
The NWU was represented at the negotiations by Tyrone G. Maynard, president general, Solace Myers, deputy president general and three shop stewards, while WINERA was represented by General Manager Luciano Perez and Consultant Omar Davis.
This is the seventh collective agreement between the parties and it is expected that the signing will take place shortly at the company’s board room in the south of the island.
WINERA operates out of Vieux Fort, producing cartons for the agricultural and commercial sectors, and employs about 100 workers.