Alpart’s unionized workers refuse to defer salary hike

Dec 01, 2008 | 11:40 AM | Tom Jennemann

Alumina Partners of Jamaica Ltd.'s (Alpart's) unionized employees have rejected a management proposal to indefinitely postpone a 12-percent raise that is slated to go into effect in January, the company said in a statement.

Alpart management last week asked the National Workers Union's approximately 1,000 workers to delay the contractually agreed upon pay increase as a means to deal with the global financial crisis and the precipitous fall in alumina prices.....

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