Contractors of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company [BTC] held a press conference voicing concerns about the state of their relations with the company.
Independent Contractor, Don Demeritte spoke on behalf of the group. He highlighted some the contents of a contract currently on the table between the two parties. “They fail to recognize public holidays to pay overtime. We have to provide our own, and I repeat, our own private vehicles to repair BTC lines. There only is a small percentage of technicians who use the Corporation vehicles. The cost of living has gone up. The cost of fuel – I mean its been reduced now, but there are items that we would like to discuss.”
Contractors say their goal is to have a conversation with the CEO of BTC.