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.
The Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA) has launched an investigation into Tuesday's truck explosion which claimed the life of Phillip Ramlochan.
The revelation was made by Minister of Labour Jennifer Baptiste Primus in the Senate on Thursday.
She said the investigation was initiated on Tuesday June 4th.
Baptiste-Primus informed the Senate that this was in keeping with their mandate laid out by the OSH Act to investigate workplace injuries and fatalities.
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.
The Chaguanas Borough Corporation has suspended home 20 workers that were hired on March 19 by the last CEO of the CBC.
One of the workers said that the suspension takes effect from Friday April 26.
T]he suspension comes after the council of the CBC demanded a report into the procedure for hiring these workers.
Councillors protested on March 19 demanding transparency into the hiring of the 20 workers stating that the council's committee to deal with employment issues was not consulted.
The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) fired six procurement and contract assistants in order to “outsource” their jobs to a single yet unnamed consultant.
Among those dismissed is Carrie-Ann Moreau, the woman at the centre of the sexual misconduct allegations made against former sport minister Darryl Smith.
The other officers are Camille Le Gendre, Allan Gour, Lisa Sharma, Abiola Clarence and Afta Jemmot-Bharath, according to documents obtained by Guardian Media.
Public Service Association (PSA) president Watson Duke is calling on Judiciary workers to continue their daily protests against impending restructuring within the organisation, over the next four months.
Addressing a handful of workers, who gathered in front of the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain around midday on Monday, Duke called on them to gather for a short group prayer session every hour between 9 am and 2 pm.
Trade union head Vincent Cabrera will now serve in the Industrial Court.
He is one of several appointments to the court's Service Divisions.
The Bankers and Insurance General Workers Union president will be a member of the General Services Division.
Meanwhile, Lawrence Achong will be retained as chairman of the essential Services Division.
Wendy Ali will also be appointed to the Essential Services Division.
Angela Hamel-Smith will be a member of the General Services Division along with Indra Rampersad suite, Elizabeth Solomon and Nizam Khan.