An estimated 85-per cent of Route Inspectors scheduled to work in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR) and other regions called in sick this morning.

The Inspectors engaged by the Transport Authority were scheduled to work on the 6:30 am to 2:30 pm shift.

Vice President of the National Workers Union (NWU) Arthur Grant says the Inspectors are dissatisfied with the pace of their wage negotiations.

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It’s understood the action also affected traffic matters to be heard in court today.

Mr Grant says the union is in full support of the Inspectors. He also says if the management fails to respond in a timely manner, the remaining 15-per cent of workers might withdraw their services.

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