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CHEC workers protest working conditions, pay

A CHEC worker
 
Workers on one of the major road projects in the Corporate Area walked of the job Tuesday afternoon.
 
The employees, who are building the overpass at Portia Simpson Miller Square, protested what they said are poor working conditions and the failure of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to respond to their concerns.
 
They later demonstrated in front of CHEC's office near the Kingston Freeport.
 
One of the workers who spoke with RJR News said, apart from the lack of bathroom facilities they have to contend with, workers are upset by the amount of pay they are receiving. 
 
"The pay is not right - $2,500 a day fi labourer... That can't be good...China Harbour need to do something different," he lamented. 
 
The workers were later addressed by a representative of the company, however, it could not be ascertained whether they decided to end their protest.
 


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