Government And Grenada Manual, Maritime And Intellectual Workers’ Union Sign Collective Agreement On Salary And Wage Increases

PR – The Government of Grenada and the Grenada Manual, Maritime and  Intellectual Workers’ Union (GMMIWU) reached a successful agreement on increases in  salaries and wages on May 19, 2023. This agreement marks the third successful  negotiation in recent weeks between the Government and bargaining units that represent  various categories of workers within the Public Sector, including the Grenada Union of  Teachers and the Royal Grenada Police Force Negotiating Team. 

Mrs. Sparkle Grenade-Courtney, Labour Commissioner Ag. ratified the agreements and  thanked both parties for concluding negotiations at this level, anticipating that other  bargaining units would soon reach a settlement with the Government Negotiating Team. 

The GMMIWU bargained and accepted the Government’s proposal for increases of 4%  for the year 2024 and 5% for the year 2025, having previously signed in 2020 to receive  a 4% increase for the year 2023. 

The GMMIWU is the 4th largest bargaining agent within the Public Sector, representing  workers at the Mt. Reuil Estate, Laura Estate and unestablished cooks attached to the  School Feeding Programme.  

At a signing ceremony held to commemorate the event, Mr. Oscar Williams, President  General of the Union and Mrs. Lyndonna Hillaire Marshall, Deputy Chair of the  Government Negotiating Team recorded satisfaction with the cordial way in which  negotiations were conducted and concluded. 

Negotiations on fringe benefits with this and other public sector unions and staff  associations are currently underway.