Tuesday 12 November, 2019

No strike action pending at Petrojam - Watson

The management of the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, was on Wednesday forced to dismiss rumours of a pending disruption of the petrol retail trade as suggested by a message that was circulating on social media platforms.

The message urged motorists to stockpile fuel because of possible strike action by employees of the recently controversy-plagued oil refinery.

General Manager at the refinery, Winston Watson, denied that strike action was imminent at the facility.

"We wish to assure our customers and the motoring public that there are no threats of industrial action at the refinery," said Watson in a statement Wednesday.

According to him, the unions representing the workers have also indicated that there is no truth to claims that workers are restive.

Watson assured that the loading racks in Kingston and Montego Bay will be open for regular business on Thursday.

However, despite the assurance given by the general manager, some employees of Petrojam have indicated that they are concerned about information reaching them that the refinery could be sold this year. They said they are worried that they could soon be out of their jobs, and are wary of what they are being told by the management.

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