Windalco workers continue strike, as they push for response from UC Rusal in relation to the wage negotiations
A breakdown in wage negotiations between the Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees (U-CASE) and the management of UC Rusal has resulted in the matter being referred to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal, by the Labour Minister.
Despite the Tribunal issuing a cease and desist order against industrial actions at the company, workers continue to withdraw their service.
The strike has impacted Windalco’s Kirkvine and Port Esquivel locations, and the Ewarton plant.
Speaking with IRIE FM news, one Windalco worker explained that the matter needs to be addressed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
Meantime, General Secretary of U-CASE, John Levy said despite attempts by the Union to ease the agitation, the workers are adamant that they will continue to strike if UC Rusal does not handle the wage issue in good faith.