Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Protest cripples plant construction in La Brea

Protesting workers outside the Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited (CGCL) Plant earlier this week. Photo: TREVOR WATSON

THE PROTEST by workers constructing the Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited (CGCL) Plant in La Brea, has stopped the project, resulting in its shutdown.

According to Corporate Affairs Manager Josieann Richards, no construction works is being carried out at the site.

She said the contractor and sub-contractors have met with representatives for the workers and discussions are on-going regarding the workers' demands.

Workers began their protest action last week Tuesday citing several concerns they wanted management to address.

These included health and safety concerns, lack of equipment, faculty equipment and machinery and an increase in wages, were among some of their concerns.

One worker, who wished not to be named fearing discrimination said the workers come to the jobsite only to protest then leave.

La Brea Member of Parliament Nicole Olivierre has made an appeal for workers to end the protest.

She said that jobs were scare and that the energy sector is facing a difficult period.