Despite not being able to hold a public meeting in Tobago, the National Trade Union Centre says it has accomplished its goals.

President, Michael Annisette, said after the refusal of their application for a public meeting on September 7th unions found a way to work around the emergency situation.

He also noted that union members were stopped by police officers from conducting a meeting at the port in Tobago that very Friday, but he said this was a misinterpretation as members were only awaiting a vessel back to Port of Spain.

Mr. Annisette said eventually a senior police officer apologized to the members.

This morning he made it clear that the unions were not out to break any laws, but to achieve its own mandateā€¦