Newly installed TTUTA president, Antonia De Freitas, says teachers will continue to make their displeasure known to the government, over their poor working conditions and the fact that their salary negotiations have stalled.
Roughly 2,500 teachers from across the country took to the streets of San Fernando, yesterday afternoon, to send a message to the Chief Personnel Officer that it was time to get back to the negotiating table.
Despite the ominous weather threatening to spoil their protest, thousands of teachers were relentless in voicing their discontent over Government’s failure to amend their salaries since 2014.
As the red army proceeded through the streets of San Fernando yesterday, there was some traffic congestion and curiosity among shoppers, pedestrians and workers in their businesses.
Scores of teachers are promising to take to the streets of this afternoon in protest of salary negotiations, this time in San Fernando.
The teachers were expected to assemble at the Harris Promenade by noon.
In October, hundreds of teachers deserted classes to express their dissatisfaction over the Chief Personnel Officer's failure to begin salary negotiations for the period 2014 to 2017. That protest took place in Port of Spain.
Ten days after they staged a peaceful protest in Port-of-Spain, the Trinidad And Tobago Unified Teachers Association is again calling on teachers to come out in their numbers on November 5th, to demonstrate in a similar manner in San Fernando.
The unanimous vote was taken during an emergency meeting of TTUTA’s General Council last evening.
The meeting was held eight days after hundreds of teachers heeded the call by TTUTA to march through the streets of the capital city, to protest stalled wage negotiations.
One day after 21 workers attached to the Solid Waste Management Company’s (SWMCOL) Recycling Division were retrenched - accusations of corruption and financial mismanagement continue to be levelled at the Board.
A health hazard is looming at Picton Settlement, in south Trinidad as raw sewage continues to flow down the main street near residents’ homes causing children and pensioners to fall sick.
The residents moved into the settlement four years ago after giving up their homes and lands to facilitate the construction of the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension.
Retirees of Petrotrin are planning to protest outside of the now-defunct company's refinery on Wednesday.
A statement from the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) says the retirees intend to stage the protest due to what they deem the government's failure to pay retroactive pension and increase for period 2011-2014 and 2014-2017 as mandated by the court.
Petrotrin was shut down in November 2018 and replaced by three companies - Heritage Petroleum Company, Paria Fuel Trading Company and Guaracara Refining Company.