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After months of domestic and conciliatory industrial engagements between the Management of National Insurance Corporation (NIC) and the National Workers Union (NWU) Negotiating Team, the parties have bridged the gaps to arrive at an industrial accord. Over one hundred (100) workers employed within the company’s social security network will benefit from the following provisions:

  • 9% general wage increase spread over three (3) years; 4% Year 1, 3% Year 2 and 2% in Year 3, along with backpay compensation for over one (1) year
  • Review of salary scales within three (3) months
  • Length of Service Recognition compensation
  • Increase in Vehicle Allowance to $1100 and Mileage Allowances to $1.75 and $4.00 (casual)
  • Vehicle Loan Facility extended to employees with thirty (30) years plus service
  • Laundry Allowance to Drivers and the Archives Unit
  • Improvement in Health Insurance contributions to Employer 60% Employee 40%

Secretary General of the National Workers Union, Johann Harewood stated that all arrangements will be made to have the new industrial agreement signed before the Labour Commissioner as soon as possible to facilitate the implementation of the new provisions.

Meanwhile, the NWU and the Management of First Citizens Investment Bank affixed their signatures to a new industrial package before Labour Commissioner Joseph Joseph.



After months of mobilization and consolidation among workers employed with Buckeye Partners St. Lucia Ltd., at Cul de Sac, employees were given an opportunity to determine their choice of union representation.

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