The members of the National Workers Union have taken up arms against their employers the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) over their pension benefits. The matter is “to be resolved” but it certainly is still not settled.
The NWU is taking issue with plans by the company to change its pension scheme. According to the union, among the changes proposed by the JPS management is a reduction of benefits.
Vice President of the NWU, Granville Valentine, said in a related story that the pensioners are mad about a plan to remove surplus earnings from the fund.