Employers of the Trinidad based Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) are fed up and frustrated after 12 years of no salary increase, and they are up in arms with constant late payment of salaries, stating that these injustices must come to an end.
According to a release, since 2004, the workers have been fighting for a salary increase. However, this regional body has relied on its immunity from national law in order to evade their duty to bargain with the Banking, Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU).
It states further that the workers and the union have insisted from one government to the next, that immunity from national law is no excuse to avoid the duty of all employers, to observe and practice good industrial relations principles and practices.
CARDI Branch President, Cindian Dailey says the delinquent countries have stalled negotiations for salary increases for more than 12 years. She wants regional governments to honour their contributions to CARDI.
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