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Petrojam workers want HR manager, GM sacked

Petrojam workers protest outside the entity on Thursday and John Levy, General Secretary of UCASE
 
Scores of workers at Petrojam are demanding that General Manager Floyd Grindley and Human Resources Manager Yolande Ramharrack, be sacked.
 
The employees, dressed in black, gathered on the compound of  Petrojam on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston Thursday afternoon to register their displeasure about developments at the refinery in recent weeks.
 
The workers held placards and expressed disgust with the current management team at the oil refinery, chanting emphatically: "GM must go! Corruption must go! Politics must go! HR must go!" 
 
The workers are also upset about comments made by former Energy Minister Dr. Andrew Wheatley and the Human Resources Manager about their well-being.
 
John Levy, General Secretary of the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE), said the employees are offended that the HR manager referred to the staff at Petrojam as "depressed". 
 
In addition, they disagreed with Dr. Wheatley that they are now more motivated based on an engagement level survey.
 
Dr. Wheatley had reported that the level of engagement in 2015 was at 35 per cent but this has increased to 65 per cent since the arrival of the new HR manager. 
 
But Mr. Levy said the workers are unaware of that increase in morale and, in fact, believe the situation has gotten worse. 
 


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