The General Manager addressed the media shortly after a statement was made by OWTU Executive Vice President, Peter Burke.
Mr. Ramsook said the Company is well into negotiations with the Union and all employees have been updated as to the status
Mr. Ramsook said the Company is concerned by the actions of the employees as the Industrial Act clearly condemns such actions.
On the issue of Health and Safety the General Manager said that T&TEC takes safety concerns very seriously.
The protest started around 10am today along Park Street with just over 100 members of the OWTU singing and chanting in what they described as a peaceful protest.
Executive Vice President of the OWTU, Peter Burke said there are two major reasons for the protest.
He said that issues of wage and salary negotiations have stalled since a meeting in November 2013.
Issues of Job Evaluations have also been raised by the OWTU.
Mr Burke said that issues of wage and salary negotiations have stalled since a meeting in November 2013.
When contacted on the matter by News Power Now a senior TATEC official dismissed claims that the negotiations had stalled adding the utility was awaiting information.
Since, newly crowned monarch, Roderick “Chucky” Gordon, won the competition on Sunday, many persons called on TUCO to publicly to state how artiste are assessed.
President of TUCO, Lutalo “Brother Resistance” Masimba, explained that for each round of competition there is a panel of 15 judges who assess the categories of stage presentation, lyrics and music.
Each category was assessed by five judges.
Mr. Masimba says all members of TUCO have a say in how the judging for the competition will take place.
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Several months have gone since a report was made by a female police officer that she was assaulted by a senior officer at the corporation, and a well-known calypsonian.
It is alleged that the female officer closed the corporation, including the office of the senior employee.When the senior employee tried to leave the office with the calypsonian he realized they were both locked in the building.
The senior employee telephoned the Borough police, and informed them of the situation.The officer, who secured the building, was sent to open the door.
It is further alleged that both the senior employee and the calypsonian, who appeared to be intoxicated, verbally assaulted the female officer, using obscene language.
Up to this time it is confirmed that no report was made to the police station in Point Fortin, or to the permanent Secretary Min of Labor.
An official of the Borough Police Association confirmed the incident was brought to their attention, but to date never received a written report.
Officers say they feel threatened by this situation and are calling on the Minister of Local Government to investigate the matter.
Arts and Multiculturalism Minister, Dr Lincoln Douglas, says the issue is one which has been around for some time but there is need to take meaningful action to address challenges identified.
Speaking at the weekly post cabinet media briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister, St Clair, Minister Douglas confirmed talks will be held with the Legal Affairs Minister on the issue.
PTSC’s Assistant Deputy General Manager Operations Tobago Division, Henry Cook , gave the update in a News Power Now interview this afternoon.
Earlier this week the accident took place around 7am at Roxborough.
Mr Cook confirmed that those involved in the accident are making progress in their recovery.
The PTSC official added the probe into the circumstances surrounding the accident continues.
Mr Cook added that an investigation into another bus accident which took place last year in Charlotteville has been completed and the findings revealed it was caused by a mechanical problem with the vehicle.
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