FITUN: Petrotrin decision puts us back in colonial times

The Federation of Independent Trade Unions and Non-Governmental Organisations (FITUN) says the decision to close down the refining operations of Petrotrin, is putting the country back to a place similar to colonial times.

FITUn is demanding that the report of the Lashley Committee into the restructuring of Petrotrin, be made public.

FITUN's president Joseph Remy issued the following statement on Wednesday.

FITUN supports Steelworkers

Trade Union FITUN says it supports the Steel Workers' Union of Trinidad and Tobago in their current advocacy for the reopening of Bids for the sale of the Steel Plant in Point Lisas. 
The union said, “We wish to declare that we stand in total solidarity with our comrades” The steelworkers protested on Tuesday at the Couva Roundabout in a bid to block the sale of the ArcelorMittal steel plant.

Fitun condemns economist's call for public sector wage freeze; demands apology

The Federation of Independent Trade Unions and Non-Governmental Organizations, FITUN is today condemning a call made by Economist, Dr Roger Hosein, for a wage freeze across the entire public sector, calling it an attack on the working class.

FITUN says Dr Hosein must apologise for his statement, saying the burden of the economic adjustments the country is making, should not be placed on the already burdened working class.

The following is FITUN's full statement.