NICIL, GAWU reach agreement on dismissed Wales Estate workers


The Ministry of Labour on Tuesday said it intervened in the dispute between the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Ltd. (NICIL) and the Guyana Agricultural & General Workers Union (GAWU) in accordance with the labour laws.

The meeting was chaired by Mr. Charles Ogle, Chief Labour Officer. After extensive discussions, the Ministry of Labour said the two parties agreed on the following:

1) All workers dismissed would be compensated for loss of wages for their annual leave.
2) They will receive payment in lieu of notice.
3) All workers dismissed will be awarded Severance for their years of service based on the Termination of Employment & Severance Pay Act.

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