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JCSA eager for talks on forestry department dispute

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2013 | 1:12 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Representatives of the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) and officials of the Ministry of Environment are to hold talks on Tuesday on the industrial dispute between the trade union and the management of the Forestry Department.

JCSA president O'Neil Grant says the union is anxious for the talks to begin as it has been waiting for more than a month to have the meeting.

Grant says workers at the department are also frustrated by the delay of the ministry in intervening.

Last month some employees at the forestry department took industrial action to protest the decision of the management to send home a number of workers as the department transitions to an executive agency.

The JCSA president is accusing the forestry department of unfair industrial practices.

Grant says workers remain restive.


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