The Leadership of the National Workers Union (NWU) and officials from theMinistry of Agriculture met on Thursday March 24, 2022 at the Union AgriculturalStation.
The union conveyed its position regarding upcoming negotiations with Government which the union figured should be done on an individual Ministerial basis.
The workers conveyed their dissatisfaction with some issues confronting them atthe Union Agricultural Station. Among them included:
i) illegal deductions from workers’ wagesii) no medical checks despite regular exposure to chemicalsiii) continuous violation of the Health & Safety Activ) non-implementation of some provisions of the signed CollectiveAgreement between Government of Saint Lucia and the NationalWorkers Union
The National Workers Union is now requesting an urgent meeting with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food Security and Rural Development to have discussions on the above mentioned issues and to chart the way forward.
Source: National Workers Union