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Energy Workers Union and Belize Electricity Limited sign collective bargaining agreement

Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2020. 4:05 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Today, Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) and the Belize Energy Workers Union (BEWU) signed a four-year Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) which will benefit 140 employees.

The parties signed the agreement this morning at the Belmopan at the head office of the Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour and Local Government, with the substantive minister, Oscar Requena on-site for the signing.

“The agreement seeks to create an environment of trust and openness, where management and employees will collaborate to ensure the safety of employees, the company’s property, and the public. The Union and the management of BEL negotiated provisions and solutions that balanced the interests of both parties,” the Ministry said.

Requena said that the CBA was concluded and the spirit of teamwork that prevailed throughout the negotiations and that the agreement will serve to maximize the productivity of the employees through harmonious industrial relations.

“The Ministry continues to work closely with employers and employees throughout the country to promote good industrial relations, fairness, impartiality, and tripartism for mutual benefit of all,” the Ministry added.


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