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Drainage workers on strike watch

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WORKERS OF THE Drainage division are prepared to head back to The Pine, St Michael, on Thursday and if they re not satisfied, they may well march to Government headquarters.
National Union of Public Workers general secretary Dennis Clarke said the answers he was receiving was not satisfactory.
“I was able to speak to the permanent secretary [Edison Alleyne] and he is asking that we give him some time ton the matter. They would try to see if some of the workers could get paid today; some Thursday and some Friday but we don’t agree with that because [the Ministry] knew since the 14th of the month, that they were in no position to pay the workers and something should have been said to the workers and something put in place,” he said.
Around 100 concerned and irate workers gathered outside the Drainage Division’s headquarters on the behest of the NUPW to get answers as to when they were going to be paid.
The workers said they were supposed to be paid twice a month but had not received any payment for April thus far and this was simply not good enough.
Full story in tomorrow’s Midweek Nation.