NUPW wants quick end to pay talks

The island’s largest public sector trade union will be making the resumption of negotiations for salary increases for civil servants its priority early in the New Year.

A source close to the talks between Government and the National Union of Public Workers told Barbados TODAY this afternoon that on the heels of successful negotiations for wage increases for airport workers, as well as appointments in the public sector and National Housing Corporation, the union would push for a quick settlement to pay talks for public workers in January.

The source said the NUPW was expecting to get an early date from the Ministry of the Civil Service for the resumption of negotiations.

According to the source, the union was pleased that the 400 airport workers received their back pay before Christmas and was looking forward to them getting their new seven per cent wage hike on top of the retroactive pay as soon as possible.

The NUPW is demanding a 23 per cent pay hike for public sector employees.

7 Responses to NUPW wants quick end to pay talks

  1. Hal Austin December 29, 2016 at 3:53 am

    My New Year wish is to get rid of the jokers heading the NUPW. Why can’t we do a survey asking people if they supporet this greedy mob.

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  2. Penny December 29, 2016 at 7:53 am

    They are no worst than the previous bunch. So Half your comment makes no sense

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  3. Penny December 29, 2016 at 7:56 am

    They are no worst than the previous bunch. So Hal your comment makes no sense. Get on with your job Nupw

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  4. Hal Austin December 29, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Penny, you are so convinced you said it twice, both times wrong. Trade unionism is more than putting in for pay rises, marching and threatening strikes.
    It is also about looking after the welfare of your current and former members.

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  5. Helicopter(8P) December 29, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Do you know that being employed by one’s government was a privillage bestowed upon that person?

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  6. Gerard Prescod December 29, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Hal Austin your comments never cease to amaze me, seemingly you speak without thinking and obviously have an issue with the NUPW. maybe you should be transparent and tell us what is on your agenda for 2017

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  7. jamilah December 29, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Asakore simply wants to be on camera and cut out pictures of himself and save in a book while Akani satisfied once hes getting paid same as before.

    2 peas in a very unfortunate pod of high fliers. flying on the nupw subs of course.

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