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UCAL strike off


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UCAL strike off

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IT’S OVER.

Workers at United Commercial Autoworks Limited (UCAL) called off their strike action yesterday and returned to the job with an undertaking that the Transport Board will pay their salaries and operational expenses until March 31 next year.

The agreement was reached after three hours of talks between Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley, UCAL’s shareholders and board of management headed by retired general secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), Sir Roy Trotman, and deputy chairman, attorney at law Hilford Murrell, along with representatives of the BWU, Transport Board general manager Sandra Forde and Transport Authority chairman Abdul Pandor.

“We agreed that the Government will make funds available to cover both salaries and operational expenses until March 31 next year,” a source close to the negotiations told the SATURDAY SUN yesterday

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