NIC/NWU Col­lec­tive Agree­ment

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

On April 28th, 2015 the Na­tional In­sur­ance Cor­po­ra­tion and the Na­tional Work­ers Union signed a Col­lec­tive Bar­gain­ing Agree­ment for the 2012-2014 and 2015-2017 tri­en­ni­ums. This marked the con­clu­sion of a lengthy ne­go­ti­a­tions process.

One day later, on April 29th, the NIC made good on its com­mit­ment and made retroac­tive pay­ments of 7% to all staff for the 2012-2014 tri­en­nium. An ad­di­tional 2% salary in­crease was agreed for the 2015-2017 tri­en­nium.

No­table in the ben­e­fit im­prove­ments was an in­crease of $5000 (from $75,000 to $80,000) in the max­i­mum loan avail­able to Trav­el­ling Of­fi­cers for the pur­chase of ve­hi­cles in pur­suance of their du­ties.

Im­prove­ments were also agreed for the fol­low­ing benefits: 1. Shift Pre­mium for Se­cu­rity Of­fi­cers 2. Com­pas­sion­ate leave 3. Sub­sis­tence Al­lowance for over­seas travel 4. Ba­sic Travel Al­lowance for Trav­el­ling Of­fi­cers.

In ad­di­tion, Su­per­vi­sors were re­in­stated as part of the col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing unit.

The NIC wishes to ex­press its sin­cere thanks to the Of­fice of the Labour Com­mis­sioner for its valu­able in­put in this process.

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