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JADA workers cry out again

Sheria Brathwaite, [email protected]

JADA workers cry out again

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“Pay us out or bring us back to work!”

This was the cry yesterday of close to 30 tradesmen and women from construction company, JADA Group, who were on the breadline for the past several weeks.

After meeting with the workers in Queen’s Park, The City, Barbados Workers’ Union shop steward Cleave Robinson told the Sunday Sun that most of the workers could not receive unemployment benefits from the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) as they were unemployed for an extended period of time.

“Last year, most of the staff was laid off for more than 13 weeks, with some being home for about 18 weeks straight. They could only receive NIS again if they were to work a full year after that time but because of the COVID-19 outbreak they were sent home again. (SB)

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