LIME/BWU meeting ongoing
Talks aimed at brokering a wages agreement between the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and telecommunications company LIME, are currently being held as both parties met with Minister of Labour, Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo and other officials at the Ministry of Labour in Warrens, St Michael.
The union had been asking for a 17 per cent increase for workers at the telecommunications company, while LIME has been holding its ground at seven per cent. This led to the discussions stalling at the level of the Chief Labour Officer, Vincent Burnett, three weeks ago.
That position up to Press time had changed slightly on the part of LIME to 7.5 per cent.
On Monday, both parties met the minister separately and at the end of those sessions, Byer-Suckoo said a settlement would be reached in the ongoing impasse.
She said then that there had been similarities in the issues [on both sides] but obvious differences.