Published On: Wed, Jan 20th, 2016

Dock employees mad at CDM Holding

dockWILLEMSTAD – Employees of the Curaçao Dry Dock Company (CDM) have briefly blocked the entrance to the Dockyard yesterday.

They are angry because the CDM refuses to pay the agreed compensation. 350 employees were laid off in the 90’s one day and later rehired as a temporary employee.

In addition, their salary was cut. Of the 7 million in compensation, half has been paid by the CDM. The other half would be paid by the Holding. But the Holding is now refusing to do so. If it sticks to its refusal, the 350 workers will soon block the entrance again to the CDM.

At the last change of economic ministers, Eugene Rhuggenaath indicated that this part should also be paid. Following the settlement with the three Cubans.

The three Cubans also filed a lawsuit against the CDM, but they did this in the U.S.A and eventually got fifteen million dollars. According to the employees, the holding company does not want to see Rhuggenaath succeed.

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