A union representative is this afternoon accusing the management of the Jamaica Railway Corporation, JRC, of using thuggery and violence to intimidate its members.

Workers at the JRC today staged a sit-in at their downtown, Kingston head office.

They’re protesting what they say is the failure of the corporation to pay them outstanding allowances.

General Secretary of the Union of Schools, Agriculture and Allied Workers, Keith Comrie, is accusing the Railway Corporation’s management of attempting to intimidate union delegates.

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Nationwide News tried to get a response from the management of the JRC but we were not successful.

Mr. Comrie says the workers will continue to protest until their demands are met.

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Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Works, Dr. Alwin Hales, says the Ministry is aware of the workers’ concerns.

He says steps are being taken to ‘stabilize the situation’.

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