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Strike two

Tim Slinger

Strike two

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Workers at United Commercial Autoworks Limited (UCAL) have again downed their tools.

Fed up with promises made in a meeting two weeks ago but not kept, workers are adamant this time that they are not returning to work until the Transport Board, as agreed, pays their salaries and operating expenses until March 31 next year.

“We are between a rock and a hard place, it can’t get any worse – nothing more can happen to we,” was how one frustrated worker described the latest development yesterday.

He was referring to the agreement reached on September 26 with Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley, Transport Board management and UCAL’s shareholders and board of management headed by retired general secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, Sir Roy Trotman.

“We were told that a meeting will be held with Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler to get the funds to cover us until next March but nothing has been done. It’s becoming like a merry-go-round,” one of UCAL’s directors told the DAILY NATION yesterday.

Please read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.