Airport pay talks to resume
It’s back to the bargaining table today for top officials of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and management of Grantley Adams International Airport Inc. (GAIA Inc.).
This follows a recent breakdown in their negotiations that has sparked a workers’ picket at the island’s lone airport.
At issue is pay.
The NUPW is demanding a 16 per cent increase for employees at GAIA Inc.
However, Cabinet has rejected that proposal, as well as the counter offer from GAIA management of a 15.5 per cent pay hike.
The Freundel Stuart administration has so far been adamant that any increase for the airport workers would have to be considered within the context of pay increase for the entire public service.
However, the two sides are preparing to resume their negotiations at 2PM today in the hope of ending the ongoing workers’ protest.