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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