Last Chance for Former Sugar Workers

(ZIZ News) — This is the final week for former sugar workers to process claims for their outstanding gratuity payment.

That is the word from Head of the Sugar Workers’ Restoration Fund Secretariat, Reginald George.

In an interview with ZIZ News, George said, “We’re appealing to persons who have not yet registered to come into the office or meet with our field officers in the various places throughout the island.”

George said it is important to reach everyone who can benefit from the initiative.

“We are still continuing to reach everyone possible who might be registered so that they will have a chance to be a part of this restoration. After the 4th, we will start processing of these forms and the various subcommittees will do exactly what they have to do,” he explained.

On Monday 29 June, officers were at the St. Johnson Village Community Centre until 1pm.

On Tuesday, the officers would be at the St. Paul’s Community Centre until 1pm, and on Wednesday 1st July, the session will be held at the St. Peter’s Community Centre from 9:30am to 1pm, covering Upper Monkey Hill, Lower Monkey Hill and Stapleton.

Potential registrants are asked to take a Social Security Card or an SSMC Medical Card.

The Sugar Workers’ Restoration Fund has advised all former employees who have not yet registered, that the deadline is set for this Saturday, 4th July. Persons who do not register will not be eligible for consideration of payment.

Their offices at South Independence Square Street are opened from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.

To date, more than two thousand persons have been registered.

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