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Tanker drivers on strike, again

Published:Tuesday | January 28, 2014 | 12:42 PM

Tankers drivers islandwide have withdrawn their services and are threatening to continue their strike action to force petroleum marketing companies to honour a Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU) signed last year.



The National Workers’ Union (NWU) which represents the drivers says the marketing companies failed to meet a January 1 deadline for the implementation of new haulage rates.



The union says the new rates would have allowed contractors to increase the wages and benefits of drivers.



The NWU’s Chief Union Delegate, Cleveland Guscott, says drivers are upset and have vowed to continue their protest for as long as is necessary.



He says the Energy Ministry, marketing companies and haulage contractors must meet to resolve the matter.



The MoU was signed in December following two days of protest.



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