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Pan Caribbean Sugar Company to make 384 positions redundant

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2016 | 1:16 PM
The redundancy affects 279 workers at the Monymusk Sugar Factory in Clarendon and 105 workers at the Frome Sugar Factory in Westmoreland.

The positions of 384 sugar workers employed to the Chinese-owned PanCaribbean Sugar Company are to be made redundant today.

The redundancy affects 279 workers at the Monymusk Sugar Factory in Clarendon and 105 workers at the Frome Sugar Factory in Westmoreland.

The workers are expected to receive their notice pay on January 29 and their severance pay on February 12.

This latest round of redundancies follows a similar exercise at other sugar factories such as Golden Grove, in St Thomas, the Appleton Estate in Clarendon and Long Pond, in Trelawny.

At least 1,000 sugar workers have lost their jobs since last August.