Published On: Mon, Dec 11th, 2017

Unions suspend actions and give government 48 hours

P1090074WILLEMSTAD - During their most recent press conference, the unions declared that they will take two days to come to a solution with the government for the issues of the minimum wage and the dismissal round at the telecommunication company UTS. This was announced by the unions’ consultant Errol Cova. The unions also announced that they will meet tomorrow to report on the progress of the negotiations.

Cova stated that the government has made a decision on the increase of the car insurance premium by 13.5%. That decision is now off the table. That was one of the issues of the unions. Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath also confirmed that statement by indicating that the increase proposal has been changed. According to Cova, that changes is in accordance with the wishes of the trade unions.

The government has asked the unions to see if there is an opening to come to a solution and they agreed. The unions will give the government 48 hours to see if there are opportunities to get out of the impasse. The unions will meet with the Prime Minister, the Minister responsible for UTS and also the Minister of Labor to discuss the minimum wages.

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