NWU COMMENTS ON MOVE BY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Apress release issued yesterday by the National Workers Union states that the NWU understands the concern of the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture that “many employers are now faced with litigation from employees”.
The NWU was referring to part of a statement issued January 3 by the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce about the high incidence of claims by employees against employers (mentioned on page 14).
The NWU added, “We understand the Chamber’s concerns, but this should come as no surprise. While the Chamber is now resorting to holding educational forums to apprise some of its members of provisions of the Labour Act, employers must also be equipped to refuse bad advice often given them. In today’s world, the master and servant trend has gone out of the window long time ago.”
Additionally: “It must be clearly understood that the future and success of any company’s operations hinge on the execution of sound and correct industrial relations practices, hard work, a consistent level of productivity and a positive relationship between management and its employees.”