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History of the NWU

After years of careful planning, holding of many secret meetings with workers throughout the country and the publication of a Labour Journal captioned “Workers Voice”, Tyrone George Maynard, an Industrial Relations Specialist with a tremendous background experience in the field felt the time had come for one to take full responsibility for changing the industrial landscape of St. Lucia.Consequently, the National Workers Union was formed and subsequently launched in August 1973. Tyrone George Maynard was the founder. In the infant stages the organization’s work was done solely on a voluntary basis.

The first six months of the organisation’s operations saw a new dimension to the industrial relations process in the country. The NWU initiated “Workers Talking Night” every Tuesday on Radio Saint Lucia...
Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Award – Order of the British Empire OBE
Board Member of the Saint Lucia Development Bank
Currently: President General of the National Workers Union.
appointed as Industrial Relations Specialist at the NWU in April 2012. Her training in industrial relations enabled her to be part of the organisation's negotiating team. Subsequently she was appointed Acting Assistant Secretary General.
joined the National Workers Union in 2011 with responsibility for union financing and investment. Cde Harewood’s quick grasp of the operations of the organization resulted in his appointment as  Secretary General

CONSTITUTION OF THE NWU

The following are the Aims and Objectives of the National Workers Union

1
recreate and promote the spirit of unity among workers.
2
protect and defend the economic, social, educational, cultural and political interest of workers.
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To work with trade unions and associations that are determined to establish an Industrial Solidarity Pact (ISP) which is of paramount significance during collective bargaining and grievance handling processes.

COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS

Clauses Included in Most National Workers Union Industrial Agreements

  • General wage increase
  • Gratuity
  • Severance pay
  • Payment for public holidays
  • Past years of service benefit
  • Service charge
  • Pension scheme
  • Productivity incentive
  • Subsistence allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • School book allowance
  • Chemical allowance
  • Meal allowance
  • Dinner allowance
  • Breakfast allowance
  • Acting allowance
  • Tool allowance
  • Housing allowance
  • Shift allowance
  • Drivers License
  • Shop Stewards Roles and Responsibilities
  • Union Security
  • Management’s Rights
  • Hours of work
  • Overtime
  • Call out/call back
  • Tea Break
  • Uniforms
  • Probationary period
  • Check off system
  • Health and safety
  • Medical Examination
  • Training
  • Scholarships
  • Grievance procedure
  • Annual vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Leave for surgical operations
  • Leave for urgent/private affairs
  • Study leave
  • Maternity leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Trade Union Education leave
  • National Duty Leave
  • Xmas Shopping Time
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PROTECTING AND DEFENDING THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL AND POLITICAL INTEREST OF WORKERS
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