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.

CoP blocks MSJ's 2nd protest march

Im­me­di­ate­ly up­on hear­ing that the po­lice had stopped part two of a mo­tor­cade for re­trenched work­ers, Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith as­sured that full po­lice co­op­er­a­tion will be grant­ed once an ap­pli­ca­tion seek­ing per­mis­sion is made by the Move­ment for So­cial Jus­tice.

In an in­ter­view with Guardian Me­dia, Grif­fith said the Mon­day mo­tor­cade had to be can­celled be­cause prop­er pro­to­cols were not put in place. The mo­tor­cade, or­gan­ised by the MSJ, was sup­posed to start at 7 am at Para­mount head­quar­ters and end in Port-of-Spain.