The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, PSOJ, is reporting a 50 per cent decline in production Monday due to the transport operator strike.

The PSOJ issued a joint statement Monday afternoon with the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, the MSME Alliance and The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association.

The associations are calling for an urgent and amicable resolution to the issues.

It says the impacts of this strike are far-reaching and pose a severe blow to efforts being made to restore the country’s growth.

The private sector bodies are therefore calling for inclusive and constructive dialogue with all stakeholders inclusive of the Government of Jamaica and the transport associations.

The country, they note, cannot afford any further setbacks to normality, as it has already seen the negative repercussions across sectors during the pandemic.