Jamaica News: The IRIE FM management team is now being blasted after failure to commit to negotiations with their union board on the treatment of staff amid in the covid-19 crisis.
This failure to communicate has resulted in six workers being laid off and subsequently the retaliation of staff who stopped working, resulting, in the station being off-air yesterday.
It is being reported that the chief union delegate and his deputy are reportedly among the six who are to be laid off.
Kirk Fletcher, the National Workers’ Union’s island supervisor, said during recent discussions, workers had offered to take a pay cut to avert the lay off and the management was asked to return to another meeting with certain information. However, before that could happen, six of the workers were laid off.
He said the Labour Ministry has since been advised and asked to intervene.
News Reporter: Marc Lodge