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T&T trade union leaders march in capital, seeking Government’s attention

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2015 | 9:06 AM

Trade union leaders in Trinidad and Tobago yesterday led supporters in a protest march through the streets of the capital as they seek to get the coalition People’s Partnership government to settle outstanding negotiations before the general election.

The election is due no later than September this year.

The Joint Trade Union Movement says the protest was also to condemn alleged acts of corruption by the Kamla Persad Bissessar led administration.

JTUM president Ancel Roget told reporters that it is unacceptable that millions of dollars are being corruptly removed from the Treasury while there is no money to settle outstanding negotiations.

Roget, who is also the president of the powerful Oilfield Workers Trade Union said the need to complete negotiations would not go away and workers would take matters into their hands.