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Caymanas Track Limited and workers set for showdown meeting

Published:Monday | February 8, 2016 | 2:08 AM

Racing secretary of Caymanas Track Limited (CTL), Denzil Miller, says he is hoping today's planned meeting with the management of the racing company and unionised workers will be successful so that racing can resume on Ash Wednesday.

Saturday's 10-race programme was abandoned following strike action by unionised workers at Cayamanas Park.

The workers claimed the action was taken because of the failure of the betting company to sign off on phase two of a reclassification exercise.

Speaking with The Gleaner-Power 106 News Centre yesterday, Miller said if today's discussions are successful then racing can resume;

 

Racing secretary of Caymanas Track Limited, Denzil Miiller
 

Miller says Saturday's strike action has severely affected the operations of the betting company.    

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The more than 150 workers represented by the Union of Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Personnel (UTASP) first took industrial action on Thursday. 

Normality returned on Friday.

However, following a lengthy meeting between UTASP general secretary St Patrice Ennis and the management of CTL, workers resumed their protest.

A second meeting with the CTL management late on Friday also failed to resolve the issues.