Angry NWC workers barricade premises

September 13
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Scores of workers employed to National Water Commission’s Montego Bay operations, took strike action this morning to protest against the non-payment of retroactive monies they say are owing to them.

The irate NWC workers padlocked the gates to the Offices at Bevin Avenue and Bogue in the resort city, while a huge tractor was used to block the gate at the Bevin Avenue Plant, preventing anyone from entering the facility.

The workers are represented by the National Workers Union.

“The protest here today is based upon a seven per cent increase that we should have received from April 2009, and up to now we have not heard anything concrete when we will be getting it,” Rohan Subaxon, the deputy chief union delegate for the NWU told the Observer.

He added that the workers are fed up, as several meetings with the management of the NWC have failed to yield any meaningful result.

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