Met Service employees at NMIA restive

St. Patrice Ennis, General Secretary of UTASP
By Lorraine Mendez 
Met Service employees stationed at Norman Manley International Airport are reportedly restive.
General Secretary of the Union of Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Personnel (UTASP), St. Patrice Ennis, confirmed that the forecasters are staying off the job to protest poor working conditions.
Speaking with Beyond the Headlines host Dionne Jackson Miller on Friday afternoon, Mr. Ennis said the workers had communicated their challenges to the responsible permanent secretary last week but are yet to receive a response. 
Mr. Ennis said the protest is "just at the Norman Manley airport" but he warned that "if matters are not addressed, it may spread elsewhere". 
The workers have been relocated to another section of the airport and are reportedly upset about their current working conditions. They say their new location is unsuitable for carrying out their functions. This has resulted in disruptions in the delivery of daily forecasts.
Speaking with Radio Jamaica News last week, Matthew Samuda, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation, said talks would be held shortly to address the issues raised by the workers.

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