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Wait-and-see situation for SSA workers

June 10, 2024

It is a wait-and-see situation to find out whether dozens of workers at the Wildey Depot of the Sanitation Service Authority will be on the job tomorrow after they took protest action today.

Two unions representing the workers remain at odds over the settlement of an incentive pay from Government among other things.

CBC News understands chief among the workers’ grievances is the non-payment of an incentive for an islandwide clean-up preparation for the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup, as well as promised allowances.

The SSA workers reportedly had a lengthy meeting with their respective labour representatives from both the National Union of Public Workers and the Unity Workers Union.

General Secretary of the NUPW, Richard Greene told CBC News talks were cordial, however, he is appealing to workers to return to the job since talks with management are taking place.

However, general secretary of the Unity Workers Union Caswell Franklyn tells CBC News his SSA members are not pleased and are willing to remain off the job until the matter is resolved.

CBC News also tried to contact the public relations department of the Sanitation Services Authority for comment, however, those efforts were unsuccessful up until News Time.

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