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Trinidad & Tobago: Workers protest over sick leave bonus, WASA responds

Scores of workers protested outside the Water and Sewage Authority’s (WASA) headquarters in St Joseph on Thursday, demanding their respective sick leave bonuses.

In response, WASA issued a statement this evening, in which it noted that it is committed to meeting its obligations to its employees.

It said: “With respect to payments of Sick Leave Bonus, the Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) recognises that these payments are part of the terms and conditions of employment for Daily Rated employees, as specified in Article 6 of the Collective Agreement between the Authority and the National Union of Government and Federated Workers (NUGFW) and is due to employees who utilise two or less sick days per year.”

WASA added: “The Authority wishes to advise that it is committed to meeting its obligations to its employees under the subsisting Collective Agreement, as communicated to the NUGFW by letter dated December 15th, 2020.”

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