JUTC bus drivers continue strike

Scores of commuters in the Kingston Metropolitan Area are still being affected by an ongoing strike by bus drivers at the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).


The drivers who are reportedly dissatisfied with the new compensation system and other issues, began their strike yesterday (March 29) affecting commuters.


When IRIE FM news visited the Transport Centre in Half-Way-Tree, St. Andrew this morning there was no available bus.


The situation remained the same up to news time.


Some commuters expressed dissatisfaction with the action, noting that as the JUTC is the only Government-run public transportation system, they were forced to use other unconventional and inconvenient means to get to their destinations.


One elderly commuter said the strike has affected him financially and physically.


Meantime, one taxi operator in the area, said he has observed that there are not many commuters on the road.

IRIE FM news understands that the JUTC Finance Department is meeting with bus drivers to resolve the issue.


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