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No deal yet in LIME wages talks

Sanka Price

No deal yet in LIME wages talks

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Up to 10:30 last night officials from LIME and the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) were still locked in wage negotiations at Government Headquarters, Bay Street, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.
Word from the meeting suggested that Stuart was insisting the sides reach an agreement and compromise was necessary. However there was a reluctance by one of the parties to shift its position.
The talks began around 5:30 p.m., but even after nearly five hours of intense talks, there was no indication at press time if the two sides were any closer to an agreement.
 The BWU has been asking for a 17 per cent increase for LIME workers, while the telecommunications giant is offering 7.5. The talks began last November and since they broke down between them, the two went before Chief Labour Officer Vincent Burnett and then Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer Suckoo.
Read the full story in today’s MIDWEEK NATION.