MANAGEMENT?at Walkers Sand Quarry in St Andrew said they were forced to increase the price of sand because the company had been losing money for the past three years.
Operations manager Brian Alkins told the DAILY?NATION the company’s decision to almost double the price of sand was not made overnight.
He spoke early yesterday morning outside the quarry as truckers, some of whom were not aware of the price increase, gathered as usual to collect sand. Four guards from G4S Security were on hand as well as police from the nearby Belleplaine?Police Station, amidst reports that the truckers were planning a boycott as a form of protest outside the quarry.
Alkins explained that the guards were there to provide the truckers with the information about the price increase.
“If they don’t have enough money to cover what they want, they can turn around and leave. If they do, they can come through and conduct business as normal,” he said.