On the Morton Salt lockout threat
For Immediate Release.
19th June 2019
I read with alarm in this morning’s newspapers that the owners of the Morton Salt plant in Inagua are threatening a labour lockout, essentially bringing that island’s economy to a standstill and the misery index off the charts for employees and residents there.
I cautioned this intransigent FNM government that Inagua is a company town and that more must be done by the Labour Minister to diffuse this volatile situation on that island. The relaxed and cavalier attitude of this government is partly responsible for this crisis in Inagua.
I call on the government yet again to become more actively engaged in this negotiation in the public interest.
The employees and the island generally cannot afford a lockout.