Burma Quarry protest ends

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Action by workers at the Burma Quarry in defence of a fellow worker has yielded fruit as that individual is back on the job.

 

Workers at the quarry reportedly withheld their labour on Wednesday and again on Thursday in objection to the transfer of a supervisor to another quarry.

 

Communications Officer within the Ministry of Works and Housing Shawn Thomas said the employee has resumed work at the Burma Quarry with immediate effect, and things are back to normal.

 

“…the workers have returned to work, the officer has been reinstated and work will resume as normal tomorrow morning,” Thomas said.

 

Thomas also disclosed that the action at the quarry did not affect road works or other projects requiring materials from the site.

 

Cabinet was notified of the development Wednesday and summoned the Director of Public Works to speak on the matter.

 

It was disclosed that changes were made in order to improve productivity at the quarry.

 

Burma Quarry is providing material to four sites at this time, including the Knuckle Block Project, the Sir Novelle Richards Academy, and the road repair programme.

 

Material is also being shipped to Barbuda to complete the Barbuda River Road.

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