Drivers of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company, JUTC, have taken industrial action following an incident with one of their colleagues over the weekend.

Corporate Communications Manager at the JUTC, Cecil Thoms say the drivers are disgruntled with how one of their colleagues was reportedly handled by the police and have not shown up for work.

Mr. Thoms says preliminary information indicates that the police arrested the driver for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act, DRMA.

The morning strike by the drivers has affected all depots – Spanish Town, Portmore and Rockfort.

Mr. Thoms says the management of the JUTC will be meeting with the Police High Command.

Cecil Thoms, Corporate Communications Manager at the JUTC, speaking with Nationwide News.

Mr. Thoms says they’re hoping to have the buses rolled out in short order.