Labour Ministry intervenes in CIBC First Caribbean labour dispute

A meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at the Labour Ministry to seek resolution to a dispute that led to industrial action at CIBC First Caribbean, on Monday.

Workers islandwide called in sick on Monday morning, after talks with management failed to achieve the intended results.

The industrial action was taken over staffing concerns.

The workers are represented by the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union, BITU.

BITU president Kavan Gayle says the meeting is set for 2 pm. Workers will resume duties on Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, CIBC First Caribbean in a statement on Monday said it was disappointed that its employees in Jamaica opted to take industrial action, resulting in a restriction of banking services.

The company says while it is not the practice to discuss employee-related matters in the public domain, it is assuring all stakeholders that it is working diligently to bring this matter to a speedy resolution.


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