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Posted: Thursday, January 11,  2018. 9:51 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Christan Workers Union (CWU) has emerged victorious over the Social Security Board (SSB) in a dispute over the calculation of monies owed to workers as back pay from a salary adjustment.

The CWU and SSB had agreed to a 1.75 percent increase in salaries for the period 2015-2019; however, the CWU wanted the backpay for the salary adjustment to be compounded, while the SSB did not. But after the meeting yesterday, each worker will be getting their money just the way the union wanted it.

Chief Executive Officer of the SSB, Dr. Colin Young gave an interview to Love FM explaining that the resolution to the disagreement will not set a precedent in future negotiations, but that both parties will have to state exactly what they mean by salary adjustment including its calculation, in all future negotiations.

The SSB and CWU have traditionally been in disputes, including the attempts renegotiate a new collective bargaining agreement in 2007, that did not end until 2012.

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