Negotiations Ongoing With BTL and Employees

vlcsnap-2014-04-04-21h06m00s193Negotiations are ongoing between BTL’s executive committee of the company’s board of directors and employees.

Last Friday, BTL employees participated in an unusual demonstration as they want a 5% raise of pay while the state-run company counter-offered at 3.5%.

The employees made their stand with a one-minute protest in which they knocked their knuckles on their counter-tops at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. last Friday, causing a short delay in tending to customers.

Yesterday afternoon, at the company’s Church Street office, the executive committee of the company’s board of directors, led by Anwar Barrow, met with the entire General Council of the company, made up of representatives of each department countrywide.

Proposals and counter proposals were made but no decision was reached as the General Council is now taking those proposals back to the employees for their consideration.

We understand that another meeting between the executive committee and the general council is scheduled for Thursday to see if the two sides can come to an agreement.

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