With trade union leaders showing no signs of changing their plans on a national strike, the Employers Consultative Association is joining the growing list appealing for good sense to prevail and put the country’s interest first.
Trade unions insist government through the Chief Personnel Officer imposed a five percent wage cap.
However, government maintained it never took this position and Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar has urged labour leaders to go back to the bargaining table and restart negotiations.
Assessing the situation ECA Chairman, Keston Nanco, in a New Power Authority interview said a national strike will do more harm to the economy and country.
He dismissed claims that the ECA is pro-employer and noted the need for differences to be resolved.