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The Management of St. James’s Club Morgan Bay and the National Workers Union (NWU) have settled their industrial impasse at mediation level.

Over two hundred (200) hotel workers employed with the company will receive one dollar ($1.00) per hour increase on their existing salaries effective January 2019, with an additional fifty cents ($.50) per hour increase during the period of the industrial contract.

The workers will also benefit from one hundred percent (100%) Service Charge and a Lump Sum Payment as follows:

  • Current employees with 1- 5 years service will receive $500.00
  • Those with 6 – 10 years service will receive $700.00
  • Those with 10 years and over $1000.00

The new industrial agreement makes provisions for up-grade in Paternity Leave, Acting Allowance, Vacation and Compassionate Leave. Implementation of the contract will be effective January 2019 pending the formal signing at the Department of Labour.

The NWU believes that the new pact is one of the best in the industry and will be used as a model to drive its industrial engagement with other companies in the Tourism Sector.


The National Workers Union (NWU) is in the process of establishing a Security Guards Workers Council. The Council which will be a Unit of the NWU’s Operations will be selected from among security Guards employed with seven (7) Security companies represented by the National Workers Union. These include:

  1. G4S Secure Solutions (St. Lucia) Ltd.
  2. General Security Services Ltd.
  3. Government Security Workers
  4. Guardsman Saint Lucia Limited
  5. ICON Security Company Ltd.
  6. Secure St. Lucia Ltd.
  7. Sentinel Security Services Ltd.

Standardization will be a key focus of that Council. The specific objectives will be as follows:

      1. Consolidation of workers within the Security Services Sector.
      2. Standardization of overall working conditions within the Security Services Sector.
      3. Establishment of a grading policy
      4. Harmonization of customary benefits within this sector.
      5. Establishment of a minimum wage for that sector.

It is envisaged that initially the Council will meet once monthly. Educational activities will be undertaken so as to enhance the personal development of the security guards.


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