NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A comprehensive five-year industrial agreement for some 39 managerial and supervisory employees at Kentucky Fried Chicken was signed on Wednesday.
“We have completed and executed an industrial agreement and it is very comprehensive. It entails basically all of the terms and conditions for the managerial and supervisory employees at Restaurant Bahamas,” said Obie Ferguson, president of the Bahamas Hotel Managerial Association and the Trade Union Congress.
Ferguson said the industrial agreement covers basic holiday pay, a Christmas bonus and establishes a minimum notice period in case of termination.
“It also includes an increase in wage and it includes a signing bonus. It also makes provision for another bonus throughout the life of the agreement.”
Ferguson said the agreement also includes insurance benefits and gives employees a day off with pay on their birthday.
“It covers basically all of the general terms affecting workers and it has been executed by all parties and registered. It will now become a binding agreement for workers over the next five years.”
Ferguson thanked George Myers, the owner of Restaurant Bahamas Limited as well as the representatives and officers of the BHMA for the work and time they put in to make the agreement a reality.
“Finally we reached an agreement that is comprehensive and inconclusive for these workers,” he said.
“They need not worry as to how they can be terminated because the process by which that is done is embodied in this agreement,” Ferguson said.