UCAL workers still on strike
Despite a deposit of $82 000 by the Transport Board yesterday, not a spanner, wheel tool or wrench will be lifted today by employees at United Commercial Autoworks Limited (UCAL).
The workers have remained steadfast in their decision not to resume work until the state-owned Transport Board pays the over $20 million owned to UCAL.
Shift foreman and director Richard Newton told WEEKEND NATION the money, which was delivered around noon yesterday, would be used to pay the weekly workers whose wages were due Wednesday.
He maintained however, they would still be continuing their strike, which began on Wednesday, pending a meeting between UCAL, Transport Board and Ministry officials this morning.
“By the time we pay the workers with the $82 000, nothing will be left back. We are not going back to work for one-week money,” he said.