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P.O Box 713 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does one become a member of the National Workers Union?
  • You must not be less than sixteen (16) years and not older than seventy-five (75) years.
  • Complete and submit the Union Application Form for consideration.
  • Pay the Entrance Fee.

That will make you a financial member if approved for membership.

Can I join the NWU at age 60?
Does the Union negotiate for all staff?
What are the benefits from being a member of the Union?
Am I entitled to Severance Pay if I resign from my employment?
Under what circumstances is a worker entitled to Severance Pay?
How is Vacation Leave allotted?
How much FUNERAL LEAVE is a worker entitled to?
When is OVERTIME due?

Overtime is gained after eight (8) hours a day, and forty (40) hours a week in some instances. Normal overtime hours are calculated at time and a half (1.5) and in some instances double (2x) time.

Are Overtime Rates different on a weekend?
When is one entitled to SICK LEAVE?
How many employees are required to approach the union seeking union recognition?
Who/ What is a Shop Steward?
What is Collective Bargaining?
What is meant by retroactive pay?
Can an employer just on his own change an employee’s contract of employment?
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P.O Box 713
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