~ CEO Kenrick Chittick accused of delay tactics.~ EVERS.
PHILIPSBURG:--- Workers of GEBE began a semi strike as they met with their unions at the Little League Stadium on Thursday.
Ludson Evers from the St. Maarten Telecommunication Union (SMUC) said that the meeting on Thursday with its members from GEBE is to discuss the Collective Labor Agreement (CLA) that is ready for signing but the Chief Executive Officer of GEBE Kenrick Chittick has been playing with delaying tactics. Evers said the meeting with the GEBE workers is scheduled to continue on Friday and that the Government Labor mediator Mercelina Loblack already contacted the Union for a meeting. That meeting he said is also scheduled for Friday.
Evers further stated that the union discussed the situation at GEBE since several persons at the company have been infected with the COVID -19. He said his advise to the company’s management is for them to contact CPS and they trying to mitigate the spread of the virus.