| Mar 31, 2023

JUTC resumes normal operations

Tamoy Ashman

Tamoy Ashman / Our Today

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The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) has resumed normal operations after  service was disrupted due to protest action by drivers.

The drivers orchestrated a two-day strike that began on Wednesday (March 29) and resulted in several commuters being stranded at bustops in the Kingston metropolitan area.

Reports are that the drivers were upset about changes to their salary under the restructured compensation system. A sum of J$100,000 was reportedly deducted from the workers salary after they received advance pay in December of last year.

The strike promoted a meeting between the JUTC and the University and Allied Workers Union (UAWU) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security yesterday (March 30).

In a release from the Ministry of Ministry of Labour and Social Security, they said that during negotiations with the drivers an agreement was made to have the deducted funds returned.

Further negotiations are also expected to continue next week relating to payment arrangements.

JUTC said today (March 31) that the drivers resumed duties at 7pm after the meeting.


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