1200 KFTL Workers Take Strike Action

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Some 12,00 workers at the Kingston Freeport Terminal have taken industrial action.

General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress, Barry Dawes says the workers have taken strike action to protest management’s failure to adhere to a number of items that were agreed on.

Mr. Dawes says during a meeting yesterday with the company, the Union found out changes had been made to the Heads of Agreement.

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Mr. Dawes says the company and the Union during negotiations had agreed to the ranking of jobs and compensating workers based on market rate.

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He says the document presented to them yesterday also does not reflect the agreed period when retroactive salaries would be paid.

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Barry Dawes, General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress speaking on Nationwide this morning with Dennis Brooks and Kalilah Reynolds.

Meanwhile, Mr. Dawes says the Union will be satisfied when the company amends the Heads of Agreement to reflect what they had agreed on for the workers.

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