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(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The National Workers Union (NWU) has written to Hon. Bradly Felix, Minister for Commerce, Industry, and Investment requesting a meeting with a joint delegation comprising officials from Windward Islands Packaging Company Limited (WINERA) and the National Workers Union.
The letter to the Minister dated March 7, 2018 stated that the NWU was reliably informed that come July 2018 the company would no longer be producing carton boxes for the banana industry. The carton boxes will be replaced by plastic crates coming from Miami.
The NWU made it abundantly clear that it does not support the move. This decision would eat heavily into WINERA’s income and could have devastating effects for workers employed with the company. We interpret this move as a continued onslaught by a tiny minority to destabilize and destroy WINERA.
It is against this background that this joint meeting with the Minister is being requested.