From The Chairman of the PLP
Senator Fred Mitchell
Opposition Spokesman For Labour
For Immediate Release
12 June 2019
The PLP is extremely concerned about the state of labour relations at Morton Salt in Inagua.
Matthew Town is a company town, with Morton being the single largest and dominant employer there in Inagua. A collapse of Morton will result in extreme hardship for the island of Inagua but also the country at large. We do not want anything to happen which will cause the shutdown of the plant and the collapse of the economy in Inagua.
Following upon the proposals advanced by the employer to the Union at Morton yesterday, it appears that there has been no movement in the company’s position. The employees indicate that they have compromised since the parties were last at the table but the employer has not shifted its position
We are concerned about these reports. Our Leader had previously written to the employer to urge some movement on the issues. We are also concerned that the Minister of Labour is not taking an aggressive enough approach to getting this matter resolved before it explodes. We urge him to do so as a matter of priority.
It is imperative that industrial peace and harmony be maintained in Inagua.