Screen_Shot_2014-08-28_at_7.58.59_PMFour point four million dollars was allocated by Central Government to “concrete” one mile of the Philip Goldson Highway in Corozal from in front of the Social Security building right up to Santa Rita Hill. With over a month into the project, reports reaching our news room today were that twenty-five workers assigned at the road construction in Corozal were sent home with the reason that there was no more money.  Reporter Victor Castillo caught up today with one of the unhappy ex-employees who claims that they were not given any notice prior to this morning’s lay off.

 

Former worker – Road Project Corozal


“They stop the job, they no money no deh and I wonder about because I know a lot work is left to do and we have the materials and things and according to what I notice something wrong and the people that they have working they just stop us and I think that is really bad because they should have notified us and tell us that material is not there but we have the materials but they just stop the job like that and they just send like 25 of us.”


Victor Castillo – Reporter


“Did they give you guys any notice prior to this morning?”


Former worker – Road Project Corozal


“Nothing, nothing, nothing and we have been working with them one month and a half and no kind of notice and we just get paid the hour that we get paid, they don’t pay us by day but by the hour and they say no money no deh.”

 

When our reporter visited the work area and spoke with foremen, who refused to provide an on camera interview, he was informed that at no time were twenty-five workers fired. Instead, they were given days off until Tuesday of next week. The reason they were given the rest of the week off was apparently because presently the work is concentrated on the round-about at the entrance of Corozal Town and this part of the project does not require much man power. CTV3 news was made to understand that the amount of workers that were given time off are only approximately ten and they all received their week’s pay. We will keep following this story in our subsequent newscast.

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