Injunction Withdrawn

On Monday, the Grenadian government withdrew the injunction filed against the Public Workers Union. The union’s planned strike action calling for the support from essential services, such as health care providers.

An official statement late Monday said the government had notified the registrar of the Supreme Court that it is withdrawing its application for injunction filed. This is in an attempt to re-start negotiations between the government and the unions.

A meeting which was to have taken place between the Labour Minister Peter David and Union leaders scheduled for Monday has reportedly not taken place.

The Keith Mitchell administration had announced its intention to bring back pension for public sector workers after 35 years – but the three unions demanded a 25% gratuity payment upfront.

However, Government negotiators have indicated it could not afford such a lump sum payment without having to cut back in other areas.

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