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Pan Caribbean, unions representing axed guards meeting at Labour Ministry continues

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2013 | 5:05 PM

Officials of the Chinese-owned Pan Caribbean Sugar Company and trade unions representing security guards are still locked in a meeting at the Labour Ministry, over the impending dismissal of more than 100 employees.



The meeting started from 10 a.m.



It comes ahead of tomorrow's deadline for the security guards to be laid off.



The guards are represented by the National Workers Union, the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) and the University and Allied Workers' Union.



The dispute was triggered by Pan Caribbean’s decision to place 132 security guards at the Frome, Monymusk and Bernard Lodge sugar factories on indefinite leave on July 21.



Pan Caribbean has maintained that its decision to lay off the workers is part of a restructuring exercise.



The guards have been replaced by another group of security personnel.



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