$3.2 million in back pay for WASCO workers

A huge back pay sum has been agreed upon for some 150 daily paid workers of the Water and Sewerage Company Incorporated (WASCO).

The Times has been reliably informed that the sum involved is $3.2 million.

The payout follows the amicable resolution of a two-year protracted wage impasse between the new WASCO board and the National Workers Union (NWU).

The NWU said in a statement  that in an effort to demonstrate its appreciation to the workers, the WASCO board will pay out to the workers five thousand dollars each, as an advance.

The statement said the advance money will be paid before Christmas.

WASCO and the NWU have agreed to meet in January 2017 to work out a mechanism that will be used to pay out the balance of the retroactive payment.

One WASCO employee who qualifies for the biggest individual payout will receive some $82,000, according to information obtained by the Times.

Other significant individual payouts have been calculated at between $23,000 and $50,000.

The NWU has disclosed that each worker will be given a letter from WASCO detailing personal information regarding the company’s financial commitment to that employee.

The union is expected to invite investment experts to advise the WASCO employees on how to make the best use of their cash.

The union has conveyed its appreciation to the new WASCO Board of Directors led by Mr. Francis Denbow for its understanding, sensitivity, honesty and the determination to settle the impasse during the industrial engagement.


  1. John doe
    December 16, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Ohhhh, Hold on, now I understand why my bills have just gone up for the last year without any real explanation. Wasco needed to pay their staff. Even bills I have paid already long time, they saying was not paid at all. Something is wrong with wasco. Let’s hope their customer service improves at least because it seems wasco for themselves even though water should be free. Just now they will be charging us for the air around the water too.

  2. Unknown
    December 16, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Not all of us benefiting so only daily paid Mr Denbow monthly paid need some money to. Csa is a waste for our union.

  3. Jay
    December 16, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    What’s up with the civil servants. Over 7 years with no back pay. Mr Chastnet please try to give us something this year.

    1. Anonymous
      December 18, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Do you’ll deserve it with you two hour lunches and lax attitude toward productivity?

      1. Jay
        December 19, 2016 at 10:45 am

        Unfortunately the rotten tomatoes can make all of us look bad. But fact remains that there are hardworking civil servants in this country.

  4. Anonymous
    December 16, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Ahhh now I see why my water bill range between 50/120 n me n my kid alone live just home at night

  5. Vibes
    December 18, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    “Reliably informed” by the NWU. Seems like a press conference written by them. Leaking out details of confidential meetings prematurely. So typical.