‘No major concerns’ on Morton Salt sale

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

nhartnell@tribunemedia.net

Morton Salt workers yesterday said they presently have “no major concerns” over the company’s impending sale so long as the buyer honours their industrial agreement and “treats us fairly”.

Jennifer Brown, president of the Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers & Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU), which represent more than 100 of the salt harvester’s line staff, told Tribune Business that changes of ownership had become “the norm” during her 35-year career there.

With herself and other workers having become used to this situation, she suggested the Bahamian subsidiary’s future prospects remain strong given salt’s multiple uses – something that ensured Morton Salt was treated as an “essential service” and remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This has been going on for 30 years,” Ms Brown said of the decision by present owner, German-headquartered K + S, to seek a buyer for the Inagua plant and all

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