SOMETIME BETWEEN tomorrow and Friday, scores of former National Conservation Commission (NCC) workers will get their long-awaited severance payment cheques.
National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) acting general secretary Roslyn Smith revealed that the workers, many of whom took to the streets in protest over the past year to push for severance and to highlight the manner in which they were dismissed, would finally get their money.
In March last year, the NCC dismissed 194 of its employees, representing about half of the workforce of the state agency tasked with keeping the country’s roadsides, parks and beaches in a desirable state.
And while 85 former NCC workers are in line to get thousands of dollars in severance payments, 79 of their colleagues whose unemployment cheques have long run out, are hoping to get back their jobs. (GE)
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