Disgruntled Linden CIIP workers demand payment from LM&TC

first_imgSeveral disgruntled Linden (Region 10: Upper Demerara/Berbice) Community Infrastructure Improvement Project (CIIP) workers on Monday gathered inside the compound of the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC), demanding payments reportedly owed to them for additional work conducted since 2015.This publication understands that some 53 workers had each been promised half of their payment, which amounts to $12,500; but upon turning up at the Council in seeking same, they were given no certainty regarding their payments. The employees then gathered in the compound to express their frustration. Police and Constabulary staff had to be summoned to remove them.According to the employees, when they turned up for payment, they were told they would be paid “whenever”. Acting Town Clerk Orleena Obermuller noted, however, that the payment would be facilitated by Friday, since all of the workers could not be facilitated on Monday.Disgruntled Linden CIIP workers demanding payment on MondayShe refuted claims that she had said payment would be made “whenever”. Obermuller said it was agreed during a meeting on Monday that the employees would be given half the payment. The employees were expecting the payment on the same day, which, according to Obermuller, could not be facilitated at the time.The workers have also lamented that the system of payment at the Council is frustrating. They noted that they are paid in the new month for work done in the previous month.This publication understands that a confusion in payments in 2015 had seen employees who did not work the extra hours receiving the additional payment as well.Meanwhile, efforts to contact Linden Mayor Waneka Arindell regarding the issue proved futile. Deputy Mayor Wainewright Bethune, when contacted, said the Linden Town Council had not received any information regarding the circumstances of the issue, as he and Arindell were out of town. (Utamu Belle)last_img read more


first_imgWe all know they’re made of the ‘write’ stuff but now the young McGarvey brothers have gone international!Brothers Ronan and Conor from Loughanure have already built up a fine reputation for their fledgling business Donegal Pens.The pens, which are made from recycled wood, are owned by everybody from Daniel O’Donnell to Gerry Adams. But now the word is spreading across the world as a French/German television crew arrive in the county to film the lads for a television documentary.The crew from the television channel ARTE and ZDF will spend next Tuesday, May 17th chatting to the lads abut their remarkable true-life success story.The crew is compiling a five-part series on Ireland, each programme 45 minutes in length, and they selected the young brothers for one of the five slots.The ‘Discovery’ programme is expected to be aired on the ARTE and ZDF networks later this year. Programme producer Heiko De Groot said he has read about the Donegal Pen entrepreneurship, the small production facilities and the effort they put into the crafting and wants to feature them in the series.Proud dad Eoin McGarvey said “It’s great for the lads but they’re fairly laid back about the whole thing. I think I’m more excited than they are.”EndsMCGARVEY BROTHERS ‘WRITE’ A NOTE IN THEIR DIARY FOR TV DOCUMENTARY was last modified: May 10th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more