NWU WRITES MIN­IS­TER OF LABOUR ON NON­PAY­MENT OF OVER­TIME BY TWO LO­CAL COM­PA­NIES

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Na­tional Work­ers Union (NWU) has writ­ten to the Min­is­ter of Labour, Hon. Robert K. Lewis re­quest­ing his in­ter­ven­tion into a dis­cov­ered industrial dis­crep­ancy by two ma­jor com­pa­nies on the is­land. The let­ter from the Na­tional Work­ers Union, dated Fe­bru­ary 4, 2015, in­formed the Min­is­ter that the NWU un­der­took an in­ves­ti­ga­tion which re­vealed that two ma­jor com­pa­nies op­er­at­ing on the is­land were not pay­ing over­time com­pen­sa­tion to their em­ploy­ees.

The let­ter went on to point out that time and one half, dou­ble time and triple time pay dur­ing week days, Sun­days and Public Hol­i­days were not be­ing hon­oured.

The NWU be­lieves that it is un­fair to hunt down small busi­nesses op­er­at­ing in the coun­try for over­time pay­ments due to work­ers, while th­ese two ma­jor com­pa­nies op­er­at­ing right un­der our nos­trils are al­lowed to con­tinue this industrial law­less­ness.

The NWU is await­ing a pos­i­tive re­sponse from the Min­is­ter Robert Lewis, bear­ing in mind that th­ese industrial atroc­i­ties are hap­pen­ing un­der his watch.

The let­ter was copied to Mr. Ray Nar­cisse, Act­ing Labour Com­mis­sioner and the Re­gional Direc­tor of the ILO.

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