Union withdraws strike threat from Carib Cement

Union withdraws strike threat from Carib Cement
Published: 16 November 2007

A 72-hour ultimatum served by the National Workers Union was withdrawn Wednesday after the management agreed to attend a meeting on Monday.

NWU Deputy Island Supervisor, Danny Roberts, says the main items on the agenda are job security and working conditions at Caribbean Cement’s Rockfort Plant.

"Of dealing with questions relating to the packing plant and the heat the workers have to deal with in terms of the handling of the cement that comes out of the mill, sometimes as hot in excess of 150 degrees Fahrenheit," said Mr. Roberts.

"They are also seeking to impose a six-day work week and we will talk about the implications of that and the Kiln Five operation and what are the implications of that as well," he continued.