OPM: JTUM statement on retrenchment misleading

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) says a statement by the Joint Trade Union Movement that the government was planning mass retrenchment is misleading.

The OPM says the Government is "very disappointed" at the action of JTUM. 

JTUM issued the following  statement today:

"The statement attributed to the Leader of the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) that the Government had planned mass retrenchment of public sector employees at this time and that this was staved off by Labour's request for a moratorium on this action is absolutely misleading.

Persad-Bissessar: Fake-oil controversy warrants attention of DPP, COP & Integrity Commission

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the Prime Minister is calling on the prime minister to take action with regard to the Petrotrin fake oil controversy.

The Opposition Leader said in a statement today that the matter is serious enough to warrant the attention of the DPP, Commissioner of Police and Integrity Commission.

The following is a statement by the Opposition Leader.

UNC Women's Arm slams PM's use of word "Jammettry"

The UNC Women's Arm is criticising Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for the use of the word "Jammettry" at a news conference today.

The Women's Arm says the use of the word was demeaning to women.

The following is a statement issued by the UNC Women's Arm today.

"The UNC National Women's Arm notes with distaste the utterances of the Honorable Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at a Post Cabinet Conference held today, the reference made by the Prime Minister seeks to demean and degrade women.