Union boss kicked out TSTT headquarters

Head of the Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Work­ers’ Union (CWU) Clyde El­der was phys­i­cal­ly re­moved Wednes­day from the Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Ser­vices of Trinidad and To­ba­go (TSTT) Ed­ward Street, Port-of-Spain of­fice.

Guardian Me­dia un­der­stands that El­der was there to meet with work­ers to deal with their griev­ances when he was asked to leave the com­pound.

El­der, in a brief tele­phone in­ter­view mo­ments ago, claimed he was grabbed from be­hind by a TSTT se­cu­ri­ty guard and thrown out of the build­ing.

TSTT investigating death of man by utility pole

TSTT says it is currently investigating the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the incident in which Ulrich John was injured and subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

In­ves­ti­ga­tions are un­der­way in­to the ac­ci­den­tal death of the Aripero man who was killed by a falling util­i­ty line on Mon­day.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, John was in Rousil­lac Vil­lage vis­it­ing his moth­er around 10 am when dis­as­ter struck.

CWU leader retrenched, told today is his last working day

Secretary-General of the Communication Workers' Union (CWU), Clyde Elder is among 503 workers who are to be sent home from TSTT and he is being sent home immediately, with the company offering to pay him off for the 45 days' notice that it has given him.

Elder was served a retrenchment letter today along with the other workers, giving 45 days notice, which takes them to the end of December.