UAWU First Vice President Clifton Grant
The University and Allied Workers Union (UAWU), which represents several category of employees at the JUTC, is demanding an explanation from the management of the company on the findings of the audit.
UAWU First Vice President Clifton Grant said the findings have come as a surprise as the management made a pledge several years ago to fix problems identified in other reports.
"We know that a few yeas ago the company went to parliament and said that they were overstaffed and they were going to take steps to right-size the company, so for a report to come now and saying that they continue to increase on employed persons outside of the norm, then the management of the JUTC need to come and explain to the public what really go on (sic), whether or not these people were required or not."
Mr. Grant said the JUTC should be operated as a business and the breaches cannot continue as it is unfair to the hardworking employees such as drivers, conductors, bus washers, and mechanics, which the UAWU represents. He called for the government to "step in" to help address the issues at the company.