The Grenada Technical and Allied Workers’ Union once again expresses its deep concern with the lack of respect shown by the Bank of Nova Scotia to the Union and Workers in Grenada.
Since the announcement by Bank of Nova Scotia in 2018 regarding the sale of its OECS operations to Republic Bank, the Union has been unsuccessful in getting a meeting with the Bank to discuss matters of interest to the workers.
As a matter of fact, the Union submitted proposals since July 2018 to amend the Collective Labour Agreement. To date, the Bank is yet to meet or send in counter proposals relative to updating the Collective Labour Agreement.
The Bank has consistently refused and or failed to meet with the Union to discuss the concerns of the workers relative to the possible impact of its sale of operations to Republic Bank Limited. However, it has organised a meeting for Monday, February 18, 2019, for the Management of Republic Bank to address the workers. This GTAWU views as highly offensive and appears to be a sign of disregard for the Union and Workers.
The Grenada Technical and Allied Workers’ Union hereby informs the Management of Bank of Nova Scotia that it shall not allow them to succeed with preventing the workers from having the Union conduct the negotiations to amend the outstanding Collective Labour Agreement to enhance the workers’ benefits.