Opposition spokesperson on transport calls on Gov’t to intervene in dispute at the JUTC

Opposition Spokesperson on Transport, Mikael Phillips is calling on the Government and Portfolio Minister, Audley Shaw to intervene immediately in the dispute at the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) to end the strike by drivers.


Scores of JUTC bus drivers in the corporate area remain off the job for a second consecutive day.


In a statement today (March 30), Mr. Phillips said to his knowledge, the strike is as a result of dissatisfaction with the levels of salary adjustments under the compensation review programme, and the failure of management to explain its implementation, among other things.


He claimed that the JUTC had not written to staff members explaining the new salary levels and the recovery of advances paid in retroactive amounts last December.


Mr. Phillips noted that the strike was avoidable and that the suffering of commuters is unnecessary.


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