NWU and LUCELEC sign agreement for new wage structure
The Management of St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) and the National Workers Union (NWU) signed their first industrial agreement at the Department of Labour this week.
The new accord will benefit workers employed with LUCELEC in Grades 4 to 9.
The contract will run for a period of two (2) trienniums and will establish a new wage structure that would provide a fourteen percent (14%) general wage increase over the six (6) year duration commencing from March 23, 2012 till March 22, 2018.
The industrial package also makes provisions for a regime of customary benefits including Trade Union Education Leave, Future Legislation, Overtime Premiums, Duty Allowance, Acting and Traditional Duties, Industrial Harmony and Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures.
Company officials including Managing Director Mr. Trevor Louisy and Mrs. Sharon Narcisse signed on behalf of LUCELEC while President General, Mr. Tyrone Maynard, Portfolio Representative and Deputy President General Ms. Solace Myers, along with Mr. Johann Harewood, Secretary General and Employee Representatives signed on behalf of the National Workers Union.
The official signing ceremony was executed by Labour Commissioner, Mr Ray Narcisse.