Kamla promises to create 50,000 jobs

As the Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar launched her lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tion cam­paign, she promised to cre­ate 50,000 jobs if she is re-elect­ed Prime Min­is­ter. Re­it­er­at­ing her warn­ing that the Row­ley-led Peo­ples Na­tion­al Move­ment (PNM) gov­ern­ment wants to steal the elec­tions, Per­sad-Bisses­sar said the Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress (UNC) will not al­low it.

4,500 jobs to be created at new Phoenix Park

Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon has given more details of two major projects between Government and Beijing Construction Engineering Group Co. Ltd. (BCEG) which are to be implemented by Lake Asphalt Limited and Evolving Tecknologies and Enterprise Development Company Limited (eTeck).

This follows Monday;s signing of a memorandum of understanding by Zhang Chuancheng Deputy General Manager, BCEG and Steve De Las President of eTeck for development of the Phoenix Park Industrial Estate.

Government to hold hand on job cuts

Government has agreed to put a moratorium on retrenchment in the public sector until December 31.

This was agreed to yesterday by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley following a three-hour long meeting with the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM), led by Oilfield Workers’ Trade Union president general Ancel Roget at the Office of the Prime Minister, St Clair.

Among the trade unions attending the marathon talks with the PM were leaders of the Communications Workers' Union, National Union of Government and Federated Workers and the Public Services Association.

San Fernando City Corporation cuts 60 temporary jobs

The San Fernando City Corporation says it is cutting its contingent of casual daily-paid workers by 60 for the upcoming fortnight, based on a need to cut costs.

The Corporation made the announcement via the following media statement:

"Following our meeting with the Contractors and General Workers Union in April the failed layoff continues. The San Fernando City Corporation has made every effort to hold on to as many daily-paid workers as possible.