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BITU lobbies for Royalton workers

Published:Friday | June 10, 2016 | 6:07 PM
Workers at the Royalton hotel construction site search for survivors following the collapse of a section of the building last month.

The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) says it has started the process to secure better working conditions for construction workers at the Royalton Hotel site in Negril, Hanover.

Earlier this week, the workers staged protests at the site for better wages and to condemn the firing of some workers who were reportedly leading the process to seek union representation for the aggrieved workers.

BITU Vice-President Alden Brown says his union will be sending a letter to the Master Builders Association, the Office of the Contractor General, the labour ministry and the ministry of economic growth on behalf of the Royalton workers.

Brown says the BITU wants immediate action from these groups.

He says in addition to better wages, the workers also want a pay slip each week.

 

BITU vice president Alden Brown

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre was informed that the construction workers are back on the job at Royalton.