NWU proud of companies despite “unhealthy economic environment”

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NWU proud of companies despite “unhealthy economic environment”

PRESS RELEASE – The National Workers Union (NWU) wants to place on national record its admiration and industrial respect for the 27 companies with which the union has had to conduct industrial negotiations over the past three years.

Many Saint Lucians and indeed the National Workers Union fully understand the unhealthy economic environment to which companies have been forced to expose their operations. Despite this situation, the majority of companies have exercised good judgment, vision, creativity and maturity during negotiations which have resulted in justified wage increases, upward adjustments and improved fringe benefits for NWU members and company workers.

The NWU is also pleased that companies have not participated in reneging, roll backs and industrial grab backs that would have led to operational instability and loss of confidence by their employees.

The NWU will continue to cooperate and work with those companies that adhere to and are prepared to work with the processes of good industrial relations, principles and practice.

The NWU is of the firm opinion that Saint Lucia will not attract a huge portion of foreign investment if trade unions, the government as the largest employer, and the private sector, willfully engage in decisions that would undermine the industrial harmony of Saint Lucia.

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  1. Taylor- you are 100% correct but NWU never learned in past so hard to imagen them doin anything different now. They do whatever keeps dues comin in even tho bad for the country. Achieving industrial "harmony" sounds good but consider the source. Hitler once said he wanted to achieve harmony with the Jews.

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  2. Wow, that is ironic! Good companies have left SL because they dont want to deal with the irrational and divisive union, whose reputation for personal attacks and combative ness all but ensures little or no new foreign investment. It's a shame for SL that one notorious union is preventing job growth. Interesting that the NWU publishes a press release saying that SL will not attract foreign investment unless there is greater industrial harmony. Hopefully the NWU will listen to itself and become a builder instead of destroyer.

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