Appealing to the Water and Sewerage Company INC., WASCO, to use “basic common sense” in a current industrial matter with its employees, Shop Stewards from two other agencies represented by the National Workers Union, NWU, have written to WASCO Managing Director, Vincent Hippolyte, on the issue.
Noting that the Christmas season is quickly approaching, the Shop Stewards in their November 26, 2015 letter warned that consumer cannot afford any crisis in the water sector.
“We stand ready to render solidarity support to our brothers and sisters employed with WASCO,” the letter warned.
The Shop Stewards expressed their disgust with the manner in which a “reasonable request” by the workers of WASCO for adjustments in their wages is being handled by the company.
“In addition we are astonished to learn that the two days sick leave provision as provided for in the Labour Act 2006 is not being implemented, along with the Length of Service Premium on annual vacation pay entitlement,” the letter, which was copied to Labour Commissioner, Ray Narcisse, WASCO workers, and the National Workers Union, said.
The document was signed by Shop Stewards from the National Insurance Corporation, NIC, and the Saint Lucia Air and Seaports Authority, SLASPA.