Gros Islet bus drivers call off strike

Gros Islet bus drivers call off strike

Gros Islet bus drivers who went on strike Sunday, have decided to call off plans to continue the protest action today, Monday December 19, 2016.

The drivers went on strike  on Sunday after about four of their members were given parking tickets by the Traffic Police for parking in the area reserved for the Monchy bus operators.

President of the Gros Islet Minibus Association, Claudius Joseph, told the Times that he will be visiting the Traffic Department later this morning, December 19, 2016,  to sort out the matter.

“This morning the guys who were charged, as President,  I will be taking them to the Traffic Department to sort out the matter because we think it is unfair and there was no need for the tickets to be issued,” he explained.

Joseph disclosed that based on the outcome of the meeting with the Officer in Charge, members of the association will decide on their next course of action.

“We will weigh our options and decide on what is the next move we will take,” the President of the Association stated.

The Gros Islet bus  drivers  had claimed that they were being targeted by the cops, since they had parked in the same area for years without any problem.

According to them, the Monchy bus stand is unoccupied on Sunday.

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    December 19, 2016 at 7:50 am Reply

    Good reasoning

  2. angry
    December 19, 2016 at 8:22 am Reply

    They should get rid of all these (Words deleted) police and hire new people cause the whole police force is corrupted they are suppose to uphold the law but they are the ones breaking the law police drive reckless they do just as bad and worst than civilian’s y dont police give police tickets when they commint crimes they cover each other so government need to fix this the drivers are parked in another bus stand nun wrong wit that monchy drivers arnt complaining so the money hungry officers who gave tickets to the driver’s should be investigated y’all doing too much things for promotion

  3. Anon1
    December 19, 2016 at 9:56 am Reply

    That you’ll striking for – me papishow.

    The Government just sell out it’s people with that DSH deal and all of you’ll just deh accepting it.

    LUCIANS prioritise your industrial actions accordingly.

    St Lucia Times, that you’ll uploading as relevant news!

    1. Chin
      December 19, 2016 at 11:14 am Reply

      That you writing as a relevant comment!!

  4. The Crow
    December 19, 2016 at 11:27 am Reply

    The police and Government are not the ones hurt by this unconscionable act. The paying members of the public are the ones it has affected adversely. Go figure!

  5. Proud lucian
    December 19, 2016 at 12:35 pm Reply

    Bus drivers you have my full support

  6. Bruce
    December 19, 2016 at 1:53 pm Reply

    The Law is the law, it does not matter the area is not in use on a Sunday by Monchy drivers.
    Apparently they hurting somebody……members of the public should take them to court for just been foolish and having people to reach at work LATE.
    I hope they strike when Castries flood on a rainy day.

  7. Anonymous
    December 20, 2016 at 6:57 am Reply

    Nonsense. The police give 4 men breaking the law tickets and the others are going on strike. We are really a lawless society. That will only happen in Lucia. Do your job officers these ignorant bus drivers and their supports must be brought to heel. The presedent should not make a fool of himself just advise them to get a lawyer to defend themselves if they think they are right to park in a restricted area.

  8. Anonymous
    December 20, 2016 at 7:00 am Reply

    Nonsense. The police give 4 men breaking the law tickets and the others are going on strike. We are really a lawless society. That will only happen in Lucia. Do your job officers these ignorant bus drivers and their supports must be brought to heel. The presedent should not make a fool of himself just advise them to get a lawyer to defend themselves if they think they are right to park in a restricted area. Nonsense.

  9. Anonymous
    December 21, 2016 at 8:01 am Reply

    They shud move them bus drivers and put government buses on the road with their papishow,they eh tinkling about their kids

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