By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Workers of Bosai Guyana Incorporated have resumed work fully, effective 7:00hrs on Tuesday (October 8) following a strike on Monday.
The scores of workers who down their tools were in protest of what they say was a meager proposed 3.5% increase in wages by management and was asking for a 10% increase.
Further, the employees were protesting the stall in the payout which should have been made since April this year and a probable further delay in ongoing negotiations surrounding the increase with the General Manager proceeding on vacation.
When iNews contacted the Branch Chairman of Bosai, Linnell Warden, he explained that coming out of a meeting between management and the union, negotiations are expected to continue from tomorrow.
Warden is also the Senior Vice President of the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) – the union representing the workers.
He added that the two had also agreed to increase the days of negotiations from one to two days weekly to ensure that workers demands are meet as soon as possible.
According to Warden, currently the union has moved from its initial 15% increase request to 9.5% while Bosai has moved from its 0% position to 3.5%.
Further, he said they have also been able to increase the benefits for some working including the night shift premium and the lunch allowance.