Union

Roget gets another term as OWTU President General

President General of the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) Ancel Roget will continue for another three years as the union says that a new executive committee has been nominated unopposed for the 2019 – 2022 term.

Those returning to their posts for the new term are;

- Ancel Roget as President General

- Sati Gajadhar-Inniss as 2nd Vice-President

- Marcus Cordner as Vice-President

- Peter Burke as Vice-President

- Richard Lee as General-Secretary

- Chandrasain Ramsingh as Treasurer

- Ozzi Warwick as Trustee.

Duke tries to "pound" his way into Finance Ministry

PSA Pres­i­dent Wat­son Duke is at this time "pound­ing" out a tune on the glass doors at the Min­istry of Fi­nance as he de­mands to be let in­to the gov­ern­ment of­fice.

Ac­com­pa­nied by a small con­tin­gent of pub­lic ser­vants, Duke and se­nior of­fi­cers at the Pub­lic Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion are call­ing for the set­tle­ment of out­stand­ing ar­rears owed to gov­ern­ment work­ers for the pe­ri­od 2014 to 2016.

Workers drenched during Fyzabad rally

“We will not be, we will not be moved.”

These words are no for­eign con­cept for any­one who has been part of or ob­served a labour protest in T&T.

But at Wednes­day’s Labour Day ral­ly in Fyz­abad, mem­bers of the trade unions stood firm­ly by these lyrics, stand­ing un­de­terred by the show­ers which drenched work­ers dur­ing the 82nd an­niver­sary of the event.

Roget: Workers must fight against ‘plantation life’

Crit­i­cal of Gov­ern­ment’s han­dling of the econ­o­my, re­trench­ments, a high mur­der toll and a fail­ing health sys­tem, Joint Trade Union Move­ment (JTUM) leader An­cel Ro­get says that at­tempts were be­ing made to re­turn the work­ing class to plan­ta­tion life.

Ro­get made a call for cit­i­zens to unite and re­build so­ci­ety on the ba­sis of eq­ui­ty and so­cial jus­tice dur­ing the 82nd Labour Day cel­e­bra­tions in Fyz­abad on Wednes­day.

The time for social justice is now

On the eve of Labour Day the Gen­er­al Sec­re­tary of the Na­tion­al Trade Union Cen­tre (NATUC) Michael An­nisette has said the time for so­cial jus­tice is now.

An­nisette is cur­rent­ly rep­re­sent­ing “Labour” at the 108th Ses­sion of the In­ter­na­tion­al Labour Con­fer­ence be­ing held in Gene­va, Switzer­land, from June 10 – 21, 2019. He forms part of the Trinidad and To­ba­go del­e­ga­tion, com­pris­ing the Gov­ern­ment, Em­ploy­er and Labour.

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