Published On: Mon, Jun 20th, 2016

CPS employees back to work

CPSWILLEMSTAD - The judge in the interim proceedings has instructed the unions representing the employees of Curaçao Port Services (CPS) to instruct its members to resume work at the port.

The judge had sent the parties back to the negotiating table so that they can reach an agreement within a week.

At the start of the treatment of the lawsuit the judge noted that both the union and the company were willing to negotiate again. The judge then decided to hold the verdict while the parties were sent back to the negotiating table to negotiate a collective agreement package. If the parties cannot agree, the court will still rule in this case.

After the judge’s decision the workers went back to work this morning, said CPS in a comment. The cargo handler expressed the hope that the parties led by the Country Mediator should be able to reach a new collective agreement this week.

The Country Mediator already indicated that the parties will meet every day of this week until they reach an agreement.

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