RJR News / Three category of workers at Berger Paints have taken industrial action to press for an improved wage offer.   Clerical, Technical and Supervisory staff at the company on Spanish Town Road in Kingston are on the compound, but not carrying out duties.   Vincent Morrison, President of the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE), says the union has been in negotiations with the management of Berger Paints for the 2017/2019 contract period.   Negotiations reportedly started in December 2016.   Mr. Morrison says the workers are not willing to accept the offer on the table, which he declined to state.    He argued, however, that Berger Paints has been making “tremendous profits” even after being sold to ANSA McAL late last year, but the workers are not “enjoying those profits.”    “There is no question that the workers deserve better treatment from the management,” he contended.     He said he is open to meeting with Berger’s management to continue negotiations on Tuesday. He suggested too, that the union would go to the Ministry of Labour or take the matter to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal if there is no quick resolution.   


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