The new industrial package will run for a period of three years and provide for an upward adjustment in salaries and restructuring of the current regime of fringe benefits.
The company and the NWU have agreed to work towards a level of standardisation and observance of best practices that will also enhance its subsidiary operations.
St. Lucia Distillers and the National Workers Union enjoy an industrial relations relationship which spans over 15 years. It is expected that the new industrial contract will be signed shortly to facilitate its early implementation. The company employs over 40 workers and operates from the Roseau Valley.
In related news, workers employed with the Saint Lucia Teachers Cooperative Credit Union will participate in a secret ballot poll on Friday, April 25, 2014.
The exercise will commence from 9 a.m. and will be administered by officials from the Department of Labour.