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Trade Union Leader calls for better Labour legislation

by | Jan 10, 2019 | 1 comment

President General of the All Trinidad General Workers Trade Union, Nirvan Maharaj, says there is urgent need for improved legislation relating to the labour movement.

Speaking on the In Focus Programme on Power 102.1fm this afternoon, Mr Maharaj claimed that this is an aspect of national development that should be brought to the front burner.

He said, should the step be taken, it can go a long way in ensuring that this country’s industrial climate remains stable.

Also on the programme was the Member of Parliament for Couva South, Rudy Indarsingh, who indicated that the opposition stands ready to support better labour legislation should it be brought to the parliament for deliberation.

He added that there is need to improve the strained relationship that has existed between governments and the labour movement over the years.

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  1. hanselmar

    When historians talk about T&T they always refer to slavery. However, what governments allow at this times and age is modern day slavery. If T&T ever wants to be a civilized nation the rights of employees have to be part of the legislation. Luxembourg for example has a chamber for employees, whilst Danmark has a compulsory membership of employees in trade unions. One way or the other will prevent modern day slavery. Imagine pensioners do never ever get a payrise after their retirement. This is a performance almost as bad as in a third world dictatorship. Pensioners should participate in the growth of the economy and therefore should get the same payrise that active civil servants will get. If civil servants will get an increase of 5% pensioners should get the same. This means T&T has still a long way to go in order to become a better nation. Keith Rowley always came to a consent with the girls and the goats of Tobago now is the time that he listens to union people to improve the rights of the working class people without a doctorate, because many working class people do not even have the money to pay for a university doctorate.