JGRA decides not to strike
The Jamaica Gasolene Retailers' Association (JGRA) has announced that its members have decided to not shut down the trade over their dispute with petroleum marketing company, RUBiS.
The decision was made following a meeting with Energy Minister Andrew Wheatley.
JGRA members are opposed to the terms of contracts being offered by RUBiS which they claim are draconian, unfair and place RUBiS in an advantageous position.
The members had threatened to suspend petroleum sales at their outlets until the Energy Minister called a meeting with Rubis.
And the JGRA says it met with the energy Minister, Executive Director of the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) and other stakeholders last week.
The group says it was asked by the energy minister to avert any industrial action being contemplated by its members, pending the outcome of a meeting between RUBiS and his Ministry.
The JGRA says it has decided to yield to the request and has instructed its members not to strike.