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Bus staff want proposal relook

NC,

Added 14 November 2017

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Buses were parked at the Transport Board headquarters at Weymouth yesterday as workers went on strike. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

Transport Board workers are frustrated at not benefiting from a promise made by late Prime Minister David Thompson to puta pension plan in place for the over 600 employees of that statutory corporation.

In addition, a letter sent by general secretary of the Unity Workers Union, Caswell Franklyn, to acting human resources manager at the Transport Board, Elaine White, on behalf of supervisor at the board, Marcia Clarke, somehow got into the hands of the drivers indicating that former employees Messrs Bovell, Sabir and Clarke benefited from a gratuity and a reduced pension on their retirement.

In the letter sent by Franklyn to White, he acknowledged that the board was not included in the Statutory Boards’ Pensions Act Cap 384 nor the General Orders 1970 (Revised1997).

However, Franklyn noted that the Transport Board is a statutory corporation established by Section 3 of the Transport Board Act where at Sub-section 16(3) of the act states: “No pension, gratuity or other benefits may be granted to an officer or servant or to any other person by reference to his service or to dependents or estates of such reasons, except in accordance with such conditions as the board, with the approval of the minister determines.” (NC)

Please read the full story in today's Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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