NATUC leads march through Port-of-Spain

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 08:15

Over 200 public servants turned out in the nation's capital on Friday to march through the capital city to protest a number of issues, including protracted delays to settling salary negotiations.

There has been a large turnout of daily rated workers, public servants, employees of WASA, T&TEC,  the Port of Spain City Corporation and other municipal bodies, to show solidarity with the National Trade Union Center (NATUC) which organised the demonstration.

PSA President Watson Duke and JTUM President Ancel Roget are among the labour leaders at the front of the march.

Marchers congregated at the Brian Lara Promenade and left shortly before 11 am. The demonstration will head down Frederick Street, up Henry Street, across Oxford Street and down Frederick Street before gathering for a rally on the Promenade.

During an interview on CNC3's The Morning Brew programme hours before embarking on the march, NATUC General Secretary Annisette said citizens are "feeling the pain." 

"We are asking workers to make a sacrifice and demonstrate their feelings, let the government and the powers know that you are dissatisfied."

- by Otto Carrington and Rishard Khan