Former NCC workers set to protest
ABOUT 50 RETRENCHED workers of the National Conservation Commission are about to protest on the grounds of the National Union of Public Workers’ headquarters.
This follows a meeting with acting general secretary of the union Roslyn Smith and senior industrial relations officer Wayne Walrond.
The workers are angry that they have not yet received severance payments since the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT) is yet to meet and decide whether their layoffs were handled correctly. The issue was referred to the Tribunal in May.
A number of suggestions came from the floor including a protest march and an appeal to the ERT to pay the workers an interim sum until the matter is heard and decided.
Acting general secretary of the union Roslyn Smith told the workers she the tribunal was unlikely to hear any matters before 2015. (MB)