Industrial Action Continues At JPS

There could be problems for Jamaica Public Service (JPS) customers if industrial  action by workers at the company continues or escalates.

Some 200 workers at the company are continuing to call in sick, an action they commenced Sunday.

Their protest is over a new performance based incentive programme and a discontinuation of discounts for the company’s pensioners. The workers who are on sick-out are represented by the Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE). Some of them are in critical areas of the company’s operations.

JPS said that despite a meeting of the parties at the Ministry of Labour Monday, October 8, nearly 200 workers called in sick on the shift last night. The electricity company says it cannot now guarantee normality in its operations.

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