Cable & Wireless workers give strike notice

Workers at Cable & Wireless Grenada are on strike alert.

They have voted to take industrial action over the failure to reach agreement on salary increases and vehicle buyout compensation, part of a Collective Labour Agreement.

President General of the Technical and Allied Workers’ Union, Senator Chester Humphrey, said negotiations had been ongoing for about a year with no settlement reached.

The union said workers were in a grave state of “anxiety and apprehension” following the announcement of likely jobs cut across the combined Cable & Wireless and Flow.

Pointing to this, TAWU said it had informed the company back in September that it would not engage in any talks about job cuts until the outstanding matters, which dates back to March 2012, were concluded.

In a statement on the matter, Senator Humphrey said Cable & Wireless needed to take note of the mood of the workers and settle the outstanding issues promptly.

He added that recent recommendations by Minister of Labour Elvin Nimrod, which the union had accepted, were conservative but equitable.

He gave notice that TAWU intended to seek solidarity from  its other divisions.

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