Union confident airport workers will get 18 per cent
Workers at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) are confident that Government will agreed to their latest demand for an 18 per cent salary increase over a two-year period.
General Treasurer of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Asokore Beckles told Barbados TODAY Friday morning that a delegation met with management yesterday and left confident of getting the hike that covered the past two years. Beckles said that the management went to the meeting with a mandate to negotiate and would report back to its board for the final decision.
He said the NUPW had conceded that the back pay owed from 2011 to 2013 would have been a major challenge considering the Government’s financial affairs, and had decided to try instead instead for a more likely option of 18 per cent increase.
Meanwhile, the NUPW and the Sanitation Service Authority will be meet with the Chief Labour Officer on Tuesday morning to discuss the non-payment of monies when the workers took industrial action some months ago.
The union also held another round of salary negotiations today with the Chief Personnel Officer on behalf of public officers.