Roget gets another term as OWTU President General

President General of the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) Ancel Roget will continue for another three years as the union says that a new executive committee has been nominated unopposed for the 2019 – 2022 term.

Those returning to their posts for the new term are;

- Ancel Roget as President General

- Sati Gajadhar-Inniss as 2nd Vice-President

- Marcus Cordner as Vice-President

- Peter Burke as Vice-President

- Richard Lee as General-Secretary

- Chandrasain Ramsingh as Treasurer

- Ozzi Warwick as Trustee.

Duke tries to "pound" his way into Finance Ministry

PSA Pres­i­dent Wat­son Duke is at this time "pound­ing" out a tune on the glass doors at the Min­istry of Fi­nance as he de­mands to be let in­to the gov­ern­ment of­fice.

Ac­com­pa­nied by a small con­tin­gent of pub­lic ser­vants, Duke and se­nior of­fi­cers at the Pub­lic Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion are call­ing for the set­tle­ment of out­stand­ing ar­rears owed to gov­ern­ment work­ers for the pe­ri­od 2014 to 2016.

Workers drenched during Fyzabad rally

“We will not be, we will not be moved.”

These words are no for­eign con­cept for any­one who has been part of or ob­served a labour protest in T&T.

But at Wednes­day’s Labour Day ral­ly in Fyz­abad, mem­bers of the trade unions stood firm­ly by these lyrics, stand­ing un­de­terred by the show­ers which drenched work­ers dur­ing the 82nd an­niver­sary of the event.

Roget: Workers must fight against ‘plantation life’

Crit­i­cal of Gov­ern­ment’s han­dling of the econ­o­my, re­trench­ments, a high mur­der toll and a fail­ing health sys­tem, Joint Trade Union Move­ment (JTUM) leader An­cel Ro­get says that at­tempts were be­ing made to re­turn the work­ing class to plan­ta­tion life.

Ro­get made a call for cit­i­zens to unite and re­build so­ci­ety on the ba­sis of eq­ui­ty and so­cial jus­tice dur­ing the 82nd Labour Day cel­e­bra­tions in Fyz­abad on Wednes­day.

The time for social justice is now

On the eve of Labour Day the Gen­er­al Sec­re­tary of the Na­tion­al Trade Union Cen­tre (NATUC) Michael An­nisette has said the time for so­cial jus­tice is now.

An­nisette is cur­rent­ly rep­re­sent­ing “Labour” at the 108th Ses­sion of the In­ter­na­tion­al Labour Con­fer­ence be­ing held in Gene­va, Switzer­land, from June 10 – 21, 2019. He forms part of the Trinidad and To­ba­go del­e­ga­tion, com­pris­ing the Gov­ern­ment, Em­ploy­er and Labour.