The National Workers Union (NWU) has expressed a commitment to an immediate return to normalcy at the National Insurance Corporation (NIC) in a letter praising the intervention of the Corporation’s Chairperson, Everistus Jn Marie.
The April 13th letter to Jn Marie was from NWU Secretary General Johann M. Harewood.
It praised Jn Marie’s ‘honest and urgent intervention’ to resolve longstanding industrial relations matters between the Union and the NIC.
“Your intervention was timely and goes down in history as one of the most progressive steps and commitment ever undertaken by a Chairman of the NIC in recent history,” the NWU Secretary General wrote.
“We accept your commitment that all the outstanding areas will be addressed and settled with the Union within one week,” the NWU letter to Jn Marie stated.
The NIC temporarily suspended its services last week as employees downed tools.
The employees’ action occurred amid negotiations between the NIC and the NWU for the 2021-2024 triennium.
On April 6, Labour Commissioner Joseph Joseph recommended normalising the situation with a return to work and the negotiating table.
The NWU letter to the NIC Chairperson said the Union would ensure that normalcy returns to the operations of the Corporation immediately.
“We look forward to our urgent engagement with the NIC,” the letter, copied to Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre, Labour Commissioner Joseph Joseph and other officials stated.
Headline photo: National Insurance Corporation staff stand outside their office last week.