Berbice Bridge employees to benefit from salary increases

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Agreement handed over to Mr. Charles Ogle, the Chief Labour Occupational Safety and Health Officer by Mr. Omadat Samaroo, Chief Executive Officer of BBCI.
Agreement handed over to Mr. Charles Ogle, the Chief Labour Occupational Safety and Health Officer by Mr. Omadat Samaroo, Chief Executive Officer of BBCI.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – All employees working with the Berbice Bridge Company Inc. (BBCI) will benefit from salary increases for 2014 and 2015.

BBCI and the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) signed a two year Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) regarding Wages/ Salaries and Conditions of Employment.

The company says the agreement will pave the way, in wake of rising cost in all areas of operation, for the facilitation of salary increases of 6% across the board for 2014 and 6% across the board for 2015, inclusive of allowances.

The signing of the Agreement was witnessed and signed by the Chief Labour Occupational Safety and Health Officer, Mr. Charles Ogle.

Mr. Omadat Samaroo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), BBCI began the meeting by thanking the officials from the Union for the good spirit displayed during the negotiations and the cordial relationship over the years which the Company hopes will continue in the years to come.

He also stressed the importance of Human Resources in the Company, stating that the employees are viewed as an asset, whose values are enhanced by continued training and development inclusive of adequate recreational activities.

“The Company has also engaged in an aggressive human resource management practices to capitalize on this asset. The other assets such as, fixed and current are maintained to high standards to ensure continuity, availability, reliability, and most importantly efficiency, not forgetting safety which is our number priority,” a statement from BBCI noted.

Meanwhile, the Chief Labour Officer said that he was impressed with the way the BBCI and GAWU conducted their negotiations.

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