Dispute with Scotiabank ‘could grow’
KINGSTON – The president of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union, Kavan Gayle, says that the dispute with Scotiabank Jamaica over the transitioning of more jobs to other Caribbean countries could grow into a regional confrontation with the financial institution.
“We are getting support from unions in The Bahamas, Antigua, Grenada, and even Latin America, as well as the international body for unions representing bank workers, Global Union. They want to discuss the matter with us because they too feel threatened by this trend,” Gayle is quoted as saying in the Jamaica Observer newspaper.
Gayle’s comments followed the failure of the bank and the union to make any progress in local-level talks held on
November 29 in an effort to settle the dispute, which has been triggered primarily by the bank’s decision to continue transitioning local units to locations outside of Jamaica. (CMC)