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Labour Ministry intervenes to avert strike at Petrojam

Published:Friday | April 22, 2016 | 4:48 PM

The Labour Ministry has called the management of Petrojam and the union representing workers to an emergency meeting amid an impending strike at the state-run oil refinery.

Vincent Morrison, the president of the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees says the 72-hour strike notice was issued as Petrojam workers are dissatisfied with working conditions and their salary packages.

 

President of the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees, Vincent Morrison.

According to Morrison, there were unsuccessful negotiations with the Petrojam management yesterday. 

He says workers continue to leave the company because of the unsatisfactory conditions, which also pose a threat to oil refinery in Jamaica.

 

President of the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees, Vincent Morrison.

Morrison says he is hoping Petrojam's management will appease the workers at the emergency meeting.