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UCASE President calls for Petrojam shakeup as controversy continues

With controversy raging over the separation payouts to two former managers of  Petrojam the spotlight is now on the Board and the General Manager of  the state-run oil refinery with a call for both to be sacked.

It has come from the Union of  Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees, UCASE, which represents Petrojam employees.

UCASE President, Vincent Morrison, says with the oil refinery grappling with another scandal a major shake-up in the management of  the state-run entity is warranted. 

There were expressions of  surprise from various quarters after it was revealed on Tuesday that Petrojam's Board approved payments of  more than 16 million dollars to former General Manager Floyd Grindley and the former Human Resource Manager Yolande Ramharrack despite evidence of  breaches and mismanagement on their part.

The UCASE President says the latest Petrojam scandal is another sign that a Minister of  Energy should be appointed urgently.

“I also believe that the Prime Minister ought to appoint a Minister to oversee the place. The oversight of the governance of Petrojam has broken down. The workers are under undue pressure. This needs to be brought to an end,” Morrison said. 

 



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