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Airport staff bid for new pay plan


Airport staff bid for new pay plan

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TROUBLE APPEARS TO BE brewing between the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and some of its members employed at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA).

Well-placed sources have revealed that a petition signed by more than 90 GAIA workers is demanding that the NUPW abandon its efforts to try to get a disputed 3.5 per cent pay increase and instead submit fresh proposals for a new collective agreement.

The union has so far failed to show that workers have a legitimate right to the 3.5 per cent increase that had formed part of a 2011 pay increase.

GAIA management said the NUPW agreed to forgo that part of the wage settlement following a meeting between the NUPW’s then general secretary Dennis Clarke and Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.