No agreement yet in Grenada Brewery dispute
Senator Glen Noel, the Minister of State with responsibility for Information and Mobilisatiom, said representatives of the Grenada Brewery have welcomed the involvement of the prime minister.
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada, Friday January 13, 2012 – Meetings between the parties embroiled in the Grenada Brewery dispute ended last night without an agreement being reached.
Sources said the negotiations would continue in the hope of breaking the deadlock today and ending the threat of a national strike.
Prime Minister Tillman Thomas yesterday headed a three-member ministerial team in meetings with representatives of the Grenada Breweries Limited and the Technical and Allied Workers Union (TAWU).
The separate meetings were designed to bridge the gap between the two parties in the ongoing industrial impasse, a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister said.
Minister of State with responsibility for Information and Mobilisation, Senator Glen Noel would only state, “The meeting was substantive, cordial and respectful. The Breweries delegation thanked the Prime Minister for his invitation and welcomed his involvement in the process.”
Prime Minister Thomas said he welcomed the TAWU delegation and outlined his administration’s position on the impasse.
Officials of TAWU and the Grenada Breweries have been advised not to speak publicly on the matter until it has been resolved.
Some 120 brewery workers have been barred from resuming duties for the past three weeks, after they ceased strike action over pay increases.