The Management of Sea Island Cotton Shop Ltd. and representatives of the National Workers Union (NWU) have satisfactorily completed industrial negotiations. Sales agents and other clerical employees operating within the eleven (11) outlets in the northern part of the island will benefit from the new industrial package.
Employees will receive a seven percent (7%) general wage increase of 3% in Year 1, 1% in Year 2 and 3% in Year 3 of the three (3) year agreement. The parties also agreed to a revised regime of fringe benefits covering Paternity and Compassionate Leave, Uniforms, Transportation and Annual Bonus among others.
The new industrial accord will be signed shortly.