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Transport Authority workers still protesting MD's departure

Willard Costley, President of the Jamaica Association of Hackney and Contract Carriers
 
Services at Transport Authority offices were disrupted for a third day as employees staged a protest against the departure of acting Managing Director Willard Hylton.
 
Employees from the various regional offices and representatives of taxi associations gathered outside the Transport Authority's head office on Maxfield Avenue on Thursday morning, demanding Mr. Hylton's reinstatement.
 
The group has since dispersed.
 
The workers believe Mr. Hylton was forced to resign on Tuesday during a meeting with the chairman and other senior managers.
 
The resignation will take effect on June 30.
 
But the employees and taxi associations have spoken highly of Mr. Hylton's work ethic, and are appealing for the matter to be addressed.  
 
Willard Costley, President of the Jamaica Association of Hackney and Contract Carriers, said they would like to have a meeting with Transport Minister Audley Shaw "on or before the 28th [of June]" to resolve the issue. 
 
In a media release Thursday, Opposition Spokesman on Transport Mikael Phillips said the situation needed the immediate intervention of Mr. Shaw to prevent a total breakdown of order in the system.
 
Mr. Phillips called for Mr. Shaw to clarify the reasons for Mr. Hylton's resignation.
 


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