Labour Commissioner Rules In Favour Of GTAWU And Workers In Matter Of First Caribbean Bank Refusal To Pay Retroactive Payment For Overtime Worked

PR – The Grenada Technical and Allied Workers’ Union had sought the intervention of the Labour Commissioner to conciliate in the matter between itself and First Caribbean International Bank (FCIB) over the failure and subsequent refusal of the Bank to pay workers’ retroactive pay for overtime worked.

The Bank had rostered the workers to work beyond the normal working hours as allowed under the Employment Act and has since refused to make the necessary overtime payments.

The Labour Commissioner recommended that the Bank should pay all employees who worked overtime and that the parties (Bank and Union) should meet to determine by mutual agreement, a schedule for the payment of the retroactive overtime where the Bank is unable to make a full and prompt payment of same.

The Bank was represented by Messrs. Marlo Lyttle, Director of Industrial Relations and Nigel Ollivierre, Country Head and Ms. Kelly Walkes, Human Resource Manager and Mrs. Joanna Marryshow, Human Resource Officer.

The Union was represented by President General, Comrades André Lewis, 2nd Vice President and Grievance Officer Comrade Shirlene Herbert and Chief Shop Steward Comrade Shirlyn Mitchell.