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COMPLANT workers back on the job

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2013 | 9:04 AM

Jamaican workers at Chinese firm COMPLANT are to return to work today following two days of strike action.



The back to work order was agreed on during a meeting yesterday at the Labour Ministry involving representatives from the construction company, the unions representing the workers and officials from the Housing Agency of Jamaica Limited.



The workers are scheduled to resume normal duties this morning.



It was also agreed during yesterday’s emergency conciliation meeting that the ratio of 70 Jamaicans to 30 Chinese workers will be maintained in accordance with the contract between The Housing Agency of Jamaica and COMPLANT.



The Jamaican workers were reportedly upset that the company failed to adhere to the stipulation in the contract that there be three Jamaicans to every one Chinese worker.



A statement from the Labour Ministry stated that it was also agreed that Union Officers be allowed to visit the work site after giving prior notice to management.



The Labour Ministry says a meeting has been arranged for Thursday with the Housing Agency of Jamaica, COMPLANT, the National Workers’ Union and the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union to continue discussion at the local level.



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