Strike Ends At Wharf, Barrels Moving

Truckers, Saturday morning, started hauling cargo from Kingston Freeport Terminal Ltd that has reopened after a strike that shut it down yesterday, Friday December 7.

More than a thousand workers employed to the company went on strike Friday to protest against the behavior of the CEO and changes to a wage agreement. They also said the company had changed the date for payment for retroactive sums and the language of a job evaluation exercise.

The strike crippled operations at the largest terminal at the Port and left merchants as well as people expecting Christmas barrels and packages anxious and inconvenienced.

Talks Friday led to a decision of workers, represented by the Trade Union Congress, to return to work.

Observers say that though truckers represented by the Port Trailers Association were working not many delivers would be made today as many businesses did not have Saturday opening.

 

By: Franklin McKnight

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