Payday for NCC workers

After waiting for about a year, scores of retrenched National Conservation Commission (NCC) workers will finally collect their severance cheques by Friday this week.

Their bargaining unit –– the National Union of Public Worker (NUPW) –– broke the good news this afternoon, revealing that 85 of the approximately 200 former employees would benefit from the pay-out.

Acting General Secretary Roslyn Smith told Barbados TODAY the 85 former NCC workers were not taking their retrenchment for adjudication before the Employment Rights Tribunal, which begins public hearings on May 20.

Roslyn Smith will continue as acting general secretary for now.
Acting General Secretary NUPW Roslyn Smith

Smith said 79 workers would appear before the tribunal. The remaining 36 or so workers may not have given any indication of what they intended to do, she added.

While describing the severance pay-out as a partial closure to this long-standing matter, Smith expressed concern about the length of time it had taken to set a date for the tribunal hearings to start.

General Secretary of the Barbados Workers Union (BWU), Toni Moore, could not be reached for comment regarding the situation of former NCC staff the BWU represents.

2 Responses to Payday for NCC workers

  1. Ike Turner
    Ike Turner April 21, 2015 at 9:15 am

    When the people will receive their nis money they applied for from since last November

  2. Elke Hassell
    Elke Hassell April 21, 2015 at 10:34 am

    We should all STOP paying NIS!!!!


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