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Trade Unions lash out at the government- Watson Duke accuses government of stealing hope from the population

Trade Unions lash out at the government- Watson Duke accuses government of stealing hope from the population

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Public Services Association President, Watson Duke

The government of this country is cutting off any semblance of hope. This is how one trade union leader says he feels, following the

statements made by Finance Minister Colm Imbert yesterday at the IMF forum hosted at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain.

Following public scrutiny of plans for an alleged wage freeze for the next four years, the Finance Minister yesterday clarified that he

could not make such a decision, noting that there would have to be cabinet consensus and agreement, for such a drastic measure to be

implemented. He however said there would be a wage suppression of bargaining limits being set to no more than 14%.

Speaking at a Public Services Association press conference yesterday, President of the union Watson Duke said the Finance Minister

and the government was simply adhering to the demands of a special interest group.

He said the government is removing hope from the equation in Trinidad and Tobago and predicted an increase in violence by 10 times

the current spate, in the future.

The PSA President said Trinidad and Tobago is at the red sea right now

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