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Former JUTC employees challenge 'unfair and unjustifiable' dismissal

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 6:09 PM
Commuters await their turn to board a JUTC bus.

Former employees of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) are challenging the manner in which their contracts were terminated.

Yesterday, the JUTC announced that two of its senior managers had resigned following an audit into the charter service at the state-run bus company. 

It also said the expired contracts of three other senior managers had not been renewed.

However, this afternoon, a release from the Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE) said the employees are refuting the claim that they demitted office willingly.

Industrial relations consultant, Vincent Morrison, says UCASE has been engaged by the dismissed staff members to represent them.

He says the union will be making representation on their behalf to seek redress for what he says is the unfair and unjustifiable dismissal from their jobs.

 

Industrial Relations Consultant, Vincent Morrison

Morrison also says the action by the Company is a worrying trend which has started since the change of administration.

He says it has affected numerous members of staff at all levels and there seems to be no end in sight.

 

Industrial Relations Consultant, Vincent Morrison