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Aircraft refuellers restive

John Levy, General Secretary of the Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE)
 
Aircraft refuellers at Jamaica's two major international airports are said to be restive.
 
John Levy, General Secretary of the Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE), says over the last fifteen weeks, the workers have been paid three weeks salary while members of the management team have received full pay.
 
The workers are employed to Jamaica Aircraft Refueling Services, which is owned by Petrojam and the international firm Air B/P. 
 
"Every worker in Jamaica today have a loan carrying, so out of the one week salary and when the loans are deducted, they end up with zero... and they are now at the point where they cannot find the resources to turn up for work and what it means is that the flights coming in and going out will possibly be affected because these employees cannot show up for work, they have no money whatsoever," Mr. Levy told Radio Jamaica News
 
He added that the company has advised that "they cannot give (workers) any moratorium on the fuel that they take from Petrojam and therefore, the workers will have to do without." 
 
He has called for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to intervene in the dispute.
 
 


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