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LIME: Still committed

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

LIME: Still committed

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LIME says it remains committed to the negotiating process with the Barbados Workers’ Union.
In a statement today from the company, it noted that early this morning there was a work stoppage, which was due to the “genuine difference in the interpretation of two crucial elements of the Prime Minister’s communication to LIME and the Barbados Workers’ Union dated April 12, 2012, addressing the terms of the settlement.”
It noted: “The letter indicated that the two parties had reached an agreement on wages for a four year period from April 1, 2009 to March 30, 2013 on the basis of a 12 per cent increase over the four years, representing a three per cent increase in each of those years; a flexi work week and retail commissions subject to the negotiation of the mechanics of these two conditions. 
“It is the company’s understanding based on that meeting and the subsequent correspondence sent by the Prime Minister, that the agreement for wages was contingent on these two terms.”
The statement noted that as a result of today’s work stoppage, the company has written to the Prime Minister to clarify the apparent difference in interpretation on the agreement brokered.
“At no time has LIME reneged on its commitment to honour the agreement and the company looks forward to further guidance for resolution.”

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