ATGWTU to march in Port-of-Spain Friday

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 09:45

The All Trinidad General Workers’ Trade Union (ATGWTU) and the National Solidarity Assembly (NSA) will stage a march in Port-of-Spain on Friday to highlight what they say are several issues of national importance.

The march, which the ATGWTU says will start at 10 am at the Queens Park Savannah, will end at the Office of the Prime Minister where they will deliver a letter outlining their concerns.

The union has outlined the issues contained in the letter as follows:

1. Outstanding lands and leases owed to the Ex-Caroni Workers;

2. Outstanding monies owed to Cane Farmers;

3. Outstanding issues at the Mora Valley Farm;

4. Outstanding back pay owed to the Visually Impaired Workers at the Blind Welfare Association;

5. Sweetener Loan interest repayment;

6. Increasing retrenchment of workers;

7. The need for a proper diversification for the economy with emphasis on the Agricultural Sector; and

8. The rising crime situation

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is currently out of the country on vacation.

Minister of Finance Colm Imbert is the acting Prime Minister.