Managing Director of WASCO Vincent Hippolyte has said the ongoing industrial action by some of its employees is hampering operations.
Hippolyte said WASCO and the National Workers Union, which is representing those employees, have been meeting and trying to resolve the matters that have caused the industrial action.
He noted that the employees on strike are actually the ones involved in the maintenance and repair of faulty pipelines. He said this is causing “some delays” and “slowdown.”
However, in the meantime, the managing director said the company has put measures in place to ensure that it can respond to distribution system issues, such as leaks involving its main pipelines, as soon as possible.
“… we have some measures in place where we are responding to leaks and so on as they show, but you know whenever you have industrial action you are never performing at your optimum,” he admitted.
“We are hoping that the situation will be resolved soon enough so that we can return ourselves to normal operations,” he added.