Windalco workers strike for third consecutive day, block gates to facility
Striking Windalco workers continue to limit access to the plant in Ewarton, St. Catherine, as they protest at three gates to the facility.
The police have been on the scene asking workers not to block the gates.
The protest has resulted in no movement of bauxite nor alumina.
Irie Fm News understands, that some critical workers who are on the job, have had to park some distance away.
It‘s the third consecutive day of protests over wages, with workers off the job at the Ewarton Plant, as well as the company‘s locations at Port Esquivel, Kirkvine and Schwallenburg.
Workers remain steadfast to remain off the job, until they receive satisfactory answers, from the company’s management, regarding their protracted wage negotiations.
They have engaged in industrial action, for the past two days, despite a cease and desist order from the industrial disputes tribunal.
The Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees, Ucase, which represents the workers, told Irie Fm News, that the workers are angry.
President Vincent Morrison said the workers have vowed to stay off the job, until they get satisfactory communication from UC Rusal’s management.