Govt ‘Stabilizing’ Impasse at Railway Corporation


The Ministry of Transport says it’s managed to ‘stabilize’ the situation at the Jamaica Railway Corporation where several workers have been taking industrial action since Monday.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Alwin Hales, says a meeting has been scheduled for this morning to resolve the issues.

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The workers have been protesting what they say is the failure of the Corporation to pay them outstanding allowances for approximately two years now.

These include uniform and duty allowances, as well as overtime payment.

General Secretary of the Union of Schools, Agriculture and Allied Workers, Keith Comrie, says the workers will continue to take industrial action until their demands are met.

Mr. Comrie has alleged that the management of the Railway Corporation has been using thuggery to intimidate workers.

But Mr. Hales says he’s received no such report.

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Alwin Hales was speaking Tuesday with Nationwide News.