"Workers of Lake Asphalt on their knees pleading with their employers and the government to pay them. The workers have not received a salary for the past five weeks." (Image by Kristian De Silva)

Workers of Lake Asphalt are on their knees in front of their workplace in La Brea this morning pleading with their employers to pay them. For the past five weeks, workers say they have not received a salary and they are struggling to survive. Led by Raeburn Noble, representative of the Contractor and General Workers Trade Union, the workers are also pleading with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to intervene.  The workers say while they are reporting to work they will not be performing any duties.

“Workers of Lake Asphalt on their knees pleading with their employers and the government to pay them. The workers have not received a salary for the past five weeks.” (Image by Kristian De Silva)

Noble said the company’s ceo and board of directors indicated that the company has no money so they cannot make pay roll. As a result, he said the company officials asked the government for a subvention since June but they have not received any releases as yet. “So the workers working and have no idea when they will be paid,” complained Noble who added that more that 300 workers are affected.