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Petroleum Haulage Contractors appeals to tanker drivers for patience

Published:Tuesday | January 28, 2014 | 6:26 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

President of the Petroleum Haulage Contractors Association, Clive Wiggan, is appealing to tankers drivers to allow good sense to prevail and to discontinue their strike action.

Tanker drivers islandwide have withdrawn their services in protest over what they say is the failure to implement new haulage rates.

Wiggan says negotiations are ongoing with petroleum marketing companies on the new rates.

While acknowledging that there have been setbacks, he says the parties have signed off on some of the items which were asked for by tanker drivers.

According to him, arrangements have settled with regards to pension, health coverage and life insurance.

The Association president says he understands the frustration of the drivers but is appealing to them to be patient.

Chief Union Delegate at the National Workers’ Union, Cleveland Guscott, says tanker drivers remain frustrated and upset and have vowed to continue their strike action.


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