NAACIE AND BOSAI COME TO AN AGREEMENT

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  • Proposes a 6.5% increase for workers.

An agreement has been reached for a 6.5 per cent across the board increase for unionized workers after weeks of protesting by BOSAI workers. This is according to a joint statement by management of Bosai Minerals Group (Guyana) Inc. (BMGG) and the National Association of Agricultural Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE).  The increases are effective April 01, 2014, and the agreement was finalized last Friday in Linden. In late November, Bosai workers staged demonstrations in Linden protesting a 6 percent increase proposed by Bosai.

Aggrey Darlington, secretary of the Linden’s NAACIE branch, noted that the workers were also protesting rumours of not having a bonus this year. Darlington also stressed that workers wanted 8.5 percent, but the union had sought to negotiate for at least 7.5 percent. He added that set production targets are almost met, so the position being taken by management is unreasonable. It has been reported that workers are afraid to voice their concerns, because they fear victimization, and added that the Union is not being respected by management.

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