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RUBiS dealers step up protest

Published:Monday | December 29, 2014 | 10:22 AM

RUBiS dealers will be picketing the gates of RUBiS Energy Jamaica Limited in Rockfort, Kingston this morning as they intensify their protest over a disagreement with the company.

RUBis dealers are upset about what they call the proposed imposition of unreasonable and draconian terms on the dealer network.

They want the company to withdraw the model to be implemented this Thursday.

The president of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers' Association (JGRA), Leonard Green, says dealers are being asked to pay in advance for petroleum, even though RUBiS still enjoys a credit arrangement with the State-run oil refinery Petrojam.

Then there is the requirement that dealers pay over an estimated two-month deposit of their electricity bill, to the petroleum company, which the JGRA president contends is illegal.

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