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UAWU claim JUTC not fulfilling agreements

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2007 | 7:50 AM

The University and Allied Workers Union, (UAWU), has written to the Ministry of Labour to again intervene, to get the Jamaica Urban Transit Company, (JUTC), to implement agreements that were reached recently.

Two weeks ago Labour Minister, Pearnel Charles, intervened in a dispute between the management of the JUTC and its workers. Several agreements were reached between the parties.

One such agreement stipulates that the JUTC make payments withdrawn from staff salary to the respective third parties. The payments should have begun last week.

According to first vice president of the UAWU, Clifton Grant, the workers have become restive, as the JUTC management has not been fulfilling the agreements:

Mr. Grant said the management has also failed to carry out instructions by the ministry to withdraw termination letters for persons on the sick list and for medical redundancies to be put into effect.