SSA workers: Pay us!

Industrial action is looming at the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA), says general secretary of the Unity Workers Union (UWU) Caswell Franklyn.

He gave that warning yesterday after he said the SSA refused to pay several workers who were called in to work on two of the recent holidays, CARICOM Day and Emancipation Day.

“The guys were asked to work, they went in and they did work, but now management at Sanitation decided they are not going to pay them for those two bank holidays. That is unfair,” Franklyn said.

He made those comments to the Daily Nation at UWU’s Sixth Avenue Belleville office, where the outspoken union leader met with several aggrieved employees.

Although there were several issues on the table, the staff said that at least 30 employees, including tractor operators and general workers, were told they would not be paid for their time.  (TG)

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