Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the People & Social Development, Simeon Yearwood, is assuring the Trinidad and Tobago Blind Welfare Association that its request for supplementary funding will be ready during the course of this week.
The update comes from TTBWA Executive Officer, Kenneth Suratt.
It comes on the heels of complaints made by TTBW workers over the non- payment of salaries.
They have been protesting at the association’s Port -of- Spain North Office since Thursday night.
In a media release issued on Wednesday afternoon, Mr Suratt said the Presidents of both the Public Services Association and All Trinidad General Workers Trade Unions met with officials of the Association to discuss the ongoing situation regarding salaries and wages.
He said they agreed that all offices of the Association would be closed from September 2nd 2014 and reopened on September 8th 2014.
It added that the executive officer and the accountant will be on duty to prepare all necessary documents regarding payment of salaries and wages.
A memo was circulated to all employees of the association informing them of the decisions taken and the line Ministry has been kept informed of the situation.
The statement explained that notwithstanding the decisions taken, members of the All Trinidad General Workers Trade Union continue to occupy the premises and prevent the Association’s vehicles from leaving the compound.
The statement noted that this action will delay the processing of wages, salaries and other official business of the Association when the funds are eventually released.