Let there be more JUTC workers!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Dear Editor,

So often we hear some concerned people saying: “Spread the love.”

My response: Amen! Jamaica needs love now more than ever.

However, my main concern is this; just as we ought to spread the love, we also need to spread the work.

Therefore, I am kindly asking the Government to increase the employment contingent at the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) as it used to be from day one — and also like the Jamaica Omnibus Service (JOS) many years ago. Each bus had a conductor and a driver.

With the unemployment rate so high in Jamaica, with so many university and college graduates sitting at home, jobless, they could be conductors or conductresses working alongside the drivers on the JUTC buses operated by the State. That's how it ought to be.

The drivers are already occupied, driving, so give other desperate citizens the opportunity to earn a little money too.

Let there be more JUTC workers, if it's even to make blood out of stone.

Are you going to tell me that the JUTC bus company is in bankruptcy and cannot afford anymore workers? In the face of a Jamaica, with so many vehicles, so many expensive and modern vehicles, plus so many ministers of government who are so blessed with expensive transport we are not bankrupt.

I envy no one. I love to see people prosper.

But some of us are going through living hell trying to make ends meet, trying to survive in a very rough and tough and crime-polluted Jamaica. Help us!

Donald J McKoy


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