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BITU asks National Irrigation Commission workers to return to work

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 9:36 AM

The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) has asked protesting workers employed to the state-run National Irrigation Commission to return to work.

The upset employees took industrial action yesterday.

It is reported that about 100 workers walked off the job to register their displeasure with the commission’s management.

The BITU had said the employees are upset about mistreatment, unfair dismissals and management practices at the agency.

However, Chief Organizer at the BITU, Colin Virgo, says the management has since reached out to the union inviting it to a meeting to discuss the concerns.

Virgo says the situation is serious and needs to be addressed urgently.


Chief Organizer at the BITU, Colin Virgo

He says the BITU anticipates that the meeting with the commission will be held sometime this week.

He says the protesting workers are being asked to resume normal duty as the parties look to go to the discussion table.