China Harbour Engineering employees demand pay, block highway
A section of the North-South link of Highway 2000 has been blocked by angry workers employed to China Harbour Engineering Company Limited who are protesting anomalies in the payment of their salaries.
The approximately 200 workers began protesting from about 6:30 this morning, blocking the thoroughfare with bamboo trees and other objects in the vicinity of Treadways district.
One of the workers, Norman Taylor, told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that on several occasions there have been discrepancies on the time sheets showing the hours worked and based on that their salaries have been less than the expected amount.
They are calling for their Member of Parliament, Robert Pickersgill, to intervene and resolve the issues.
The workers also say they need union representation and are calling for the Labour Ministry to step in.
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