Amalgamated Worker’s Union accepts CPO’s 4% offer

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Amalgamated Worker’s Union accepts CPO’s 4% offer

While the CPO’s offer of four per cent to other members of the public and protective services has been rejected by all representative unions, there is one Union that has signed off on the offer.

The Chief Personnel Officer (CPO), Commander Dr Daryl Dindial, and the Amalgamated Workers Union have signed off on Collective Agreements for the periods 2014-2016 and 2017-2019 at four per cent.

A statement by the Corporate Communications Division of the CPO’s office said some of the major items the parties agreed upon include a new job evaluation exercise for workers of the Union, the alignment of rates of premiums and allowances enjoyed by other daily rated workers and an increase of those rates, an increase in the rate of Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), the provision of technical and vocational training, and a one-time buyout for retirees in 2014 and 2015 at four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) per retiree.