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TTUTA president: Teachers to protest, but responsibly

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.

TTUTA takes protest to San Fernando

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.

Teachers protest in San Fernando today

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.

More protest action from TTUTA coming

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.

SWMCOL workers to protest

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.

Protests over sewer problem in Sando settlement

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.

FCB workers protest

Approximately 70 workers of First Citizens Bank protested outside the company’s Aranguez South Essential services branch this morning.

Petrotrin retirees to protest Wednesday

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.

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