Basseterre, St.Kitts (April 18th 2017):- Workers at the 34 year old Cable TV Company on St.Kitts are breathing a sigh of relief after the Team UNITY Government through Minister of Communications Attorney General Hon. Vincent Byron Jr. and the Board of Directors approved a much deserved 10% pay increase for all staff. The increase which is to be applied retroactively has been long in coming as there had not been a pay increase at the company in over a decade. Despite countless appeals to the previous Dr. Denzil Douglas led administration, the workers at the Cable TV did not benefit from any increase for over ten years. The new Team UNITY Administration engaged the workers in negotiation regarded their compensation after they had become frustrated after what seemed to be an issue that had not been going anywhere for over a decade. After some negotiations the workers have finally received their much deserved salary increase of 10%.
Othneil Heyliger, Chairman of the Cable’s Board of Directors confirmed the salary increase. He indicated that it would be applied retroactively from January 2017 and applies to all levels of staff.
According to staff members the new board is very involved in the running of the company and it’s the best performance by Directors seen so far.
The government acquired majority shares in The Cable in 1990 after it was established 1983 by a group of US investors including current manager Bill Ewing.Mr. Ewing is offering to sell his 30 percent shares to government and Digicel is also in the market with an offer to acquire the company.