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Quarry Workers to End Sit-in

Industrial Relations Officer Ralph PotterAntigua St. John's - On Monday, workers attached to the Bendals Quarry ended a sit-in which began on January 6.

They were protesting the lack of safety gear, drinking water, and overtime pay, among other issues.

According to Industrial Relations Officer Ralph Potter, the Labour Department held a meeting on Monday, and a decision was taken to have the quarry workers go back to work.



Speaking on Observer Radio, Potter explained that certain recommendations were made at the meeting, but up until Tuesday, those conditions had not been met.

He said the Public Works Department should have furnished the workers with safety boots and drinking water, and equipment keys taken from the quarry should have been returned. Since none of the items was provided, no work could be done.

Potter said the ministry is facing some challenges, including sourcing the boots.

Another meeting was scheduled for Wednesday to clarify the recommendations.


Reporting by Caribarena news, publishing by Ofer Shaked.

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RE: Quarry Workers to End Sit-in

#1 Aaas » 2014-02-12 05:11

Labor department full ah joke.
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