There is a glimmer of hope for some of the workers on the Mandela Highway Improvement Project as the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) is reporting that the process has started for it to secure the rights to represent some of the employees.
They recently went on strike to advocate for better wages and working conditions.
Vice-President of the BITU, Alden Brown, states that progress was made on Monday during a meeting with attorneys representing CHEC, a Human Resource staff member and the union.
"At that meeting we demonstrated to them that we had signed documents and forms from the workers and we placed this on the table for acceptance....."said Brown, who was a guest on Beyond The Headlines.
He also elaborated on the category of CHEC workers now being represented, and what this means for their benefits.
"These are the workers that move the heavy equipment. We would expect that the workers be paid for their time and a half, after eight hours worked each day and on weekends that they would get extra, after 40 hours of work," he said.