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Baha Mar and BHCAWU Strike Deal

A deal has been reached between the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) and Baha Mar over the future of over 200 workers at one of its Cable Beach resorts.

Earlier last week union officials were up in arms over Baha Mar’s intention to close its doors at the Wyndham Nassau Resort for six weeks beginning September 4.

This is not the first time the company has made such a move as September is usually known as the “slow period” for the resort.

At the time, BHCAWU President Nicole Martin said the union was blindsided by the closure as Baha Mar officials did not meet with the union.

From then, the company’s employees have been on work-to-rule.

While speaking with the Journal Sunday, Ms. Martin declined to give details about the deal struck with officials and said that she and other union executives were setting up a meeting with union members to appraise them of their progress.

Meanwhile she said the parties are still negotiating.

“We still need to iron out some issues. But we will reveal all that to the membership sometime this week,” Ms. Martin said.

Baha Mar has offered workers to take a voluntary separation package or early retirement packages.

The company said when the Wyndham reopens in October the employees are free to reapply.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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