Union Praises Anwar Barrow for Role in Collective Bargaining Agreement Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00

The Shareholders of BTL were first to give a nod of approval for the ascension of Anwar Barrow to the post of Chairman of the company. However, the most enthusiastic support has been expressed by the workers of the telecommunications company. The Communications Workers Union issued a press release on Thursday, April 10th, praising the new Chairman for his instrumental role in the recent collective bargaining negotiations. The release went on to say, “The Union is also of the view that the stewardship of the company is off to a good start under the chairmanship of Anwar Barrow.” It is a resounding endorsement from the workers of the company.

The Union has approved a three year proposal from the executive committee of the company which will be instituted retroactively to October 1st, 2013, for a yearly salary increase of 4 percent. The three year agreement also includes a 1 percent increase in company and staff pension contributions, a $25 per month increase in phone allowance and free 4G service for staff members. Employees of BTL are more than happy with the package and staff morale is at an all time high at the state owned company.