GPL grants staff 8.5 % salary increases for 2019

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The Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) has announced an 8.5% increase in wages and salaries for its workers retroactive to January 2019.

In a statement on Tuesday, the company said the percentage was agreed to following negotiations with the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial & Industrial Employees (NAACIE) which commenced in early December.

Mr. Bal Parsaud, Divisional Director-Human Resources, GPL and Mr. Charles Ogle, Chief Labour Officer Department of Labour

GPL and NAACIE signed the Memorandum of Agreement for revised wages and salaries for Junior and Senior employees on Tuesday at NAACIE’s Head Office in Kingston.

The signing GPL said, was witnessed by the Chief Labour Officer, Charles Ogle, Department of Labour, Ministry of Social Protection and other GPL-NAACIE representatives; Dawchan Nagasar, the General Secretary of NAACIE. Nagasar expressed his appreciation for the manner in which negotiations were conducted in 2019. He also conveyed the Union’s commitment to advancing improved relations with GPL.

In closing, GPL’s Divisional Director, Human Resources, Bal Parsaud, noted that GPL remains committed towards maintaining cordial negotiations with NAACIE to further improve working conditions and benefits for employees through collective bargaining.

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