PetroJam Strike

Workers at the state owned oil refinery, Petrojam, are currently on strike, in protest at what they say are deplorable working conditions at the company.

The workers, who are members of the Petroleum Workers Association, PWA, today took to the streets outside the company’s main facility along Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston.

Scores of workers supported the demonstration, causing a massive pile up of traffic along the busy thoroughfare, as curious motorists slowed to watch the protest.

Last Friday, the workers threatened to take industrial action within 72 hours, if problems at the facility were not resolved.

President of the PWA, Marlon Campbell, says over the past 20 years, management has consistently broken its promises to improve working conditions at the refinery.

An emergency meeting was held with the workers yesterday by members of the Petrojam management.

Mr. Campbell says that meeting was fruitless.