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Union: Time for Govt to pay up

ALEX DOWNES, alexdownes@nationnews.com

Added 07 December 2017

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Wayne Walrond (FILE)

The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is pressuring Government to pay those workers severed from the Beautify Barbados programme.

Acting deputy general secretary Wayne Walrond said all the facts were there to show why the displaced workers should be paid.

“Over eight months ago, the NUPW was reliably informed that the Ministry of the Environment had received a legal opinion supporting the union’s arguments on the issue of the gratuity payment and vacation leave,” Walrond said in a Press release.

“The NUPW is insisting that former Beautify Barbados workers are entitled to an additional ten per cent annual gratuity payment for every year of service and one week’s vacation leave for each year of service commencing with the fifth year of continuous service,” he noted.

In a telephone interview, Walrond told the DAILY NATION the workers were paid an annual gratuity of 20 per cent when the project was managed by the National Conservation Commission between 2000 and 2004. (AD)

Please read the full story in today's Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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