IT TOOK six gruelling hours of negotiations, but the impasse between the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) and the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) ended last night at Government Headquarters.
A smiling general secretary of the BWU, Toni Moore, was mum on most details, but revealed that all increments owed to BWA workers, a bone of contention which led to industrial action from last Wednesday, would be honoured by the state-owned corporation.
“We have reached an agreement, which we are sure will satisfy our constituents,” Moore told reporters just after 7:30 p.m. when the meeting, which had started at 1.34 p.m., concluded on Bay Street.
“Increments will be honoured, as the union had requested, and as was agreed by the parties previously, and we have made some concession as we indicated too, that would be necessary.” (HLE/BA)
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