Unilever retrenches 285 workers; OWTU says they intend to challenge the move

Unilever retrenches 285 workers; OWTU says they intend to challenge the move

Second Vice President OWTU, Sati Gajadhar-Inniss says Unilever Caribbean Limited always intended to close its manufacturing department.

Unilever Caribbean Limited today retrenched 285 workers, three weeks before Christmas.

The Board of Directors said that as part of a restructuring of its local operations the company was forced to embarking on a retrenchment exercise.

Speaking with IzzSo Media this afternoon, Gajadhar-Inniss said that Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union is going to challenge the retrenchment done by the company.

Gajadhar-Inniss said the company activated the 45 day period for Severance and Benefit Act which ends on January 17, which requires employees to work their usual hours.

 

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