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Unions concerned about displaced Bernard Lodge workers

Published:Tuesday | December 23, 2014 | 2:02 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Unions representing workers at the Bernard Lodge Sugar Factory say they will be seeking an urgent meeting to ascertain the future of families that live at the property.

This after the positions of more than 200 workers at the factory were made redundant last week.

The workers are represented by the University and Allied Workers Union and the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU).

According to BITU Assistant Island Superior Hanif Brown, the owners of sugar factory, Pan Caribbean Sugar Company, have indicated plans to give eviction notices to workers who live at the property.

Brown says about 50 families reside at the Bernard Lodge Sugar Factory and many of them have been living there for decades.

He says the unions are concerned that many of these families will be displaced.

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