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Tanker drivers end strike, MoU signed

Published:Friday | December 13, 2013 | 5:39 PM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

A two-day strike by tanker drivers is over, following today’s signing of a six-month Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with haulage contractors and petroleum marketing companies.

Chief Union Delegate for the National Workers Union, Cleveland Guscott says all parties must comply with the terms of the agreement by January 1 next year.

Tanker drivers withdrew their services yesterday over payment related issues and the lack of certain benefits.

The contractors had argued that they cannot grant any increase until they receive an adjustment in the rates paid by the marketing companies.

The MoU was partially developed by the EnergyMinistry.


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