No pay for fired workers


On the first of November of last year 7 open vote workers were terminated from the Ministry of Agriculture in Orange Walk. Among those terminated were a Sub foreman, Watchman, Tractor Operator, and other laborers. All these employees were open-vote workers who had worked for the Ministry since 2008.
On November 27th, just days after the PUP took office, they all received letters of termination and in it they were told that they were being fired. The letters however, noted that they were due compensation as notice pay as well as for their years of service. It has been 4 months since those terminations and the employees have reached out to The Guardian to say that they have not yet received their benefits due them. The say that they are being pushed around between the Treasury Department and the Ministry of Agriculture. None of them are willing to say when the workers will receive their benefits. They say that at this point they are not employed and are in desperate need of the finances for survival.