T&T business sector slams unions over shutdown threat

(Trinidad Express) Mem-bers of the business community are condemning plans by the trade union movement to shut down the country and are urging them to settle their issues through dialogue.

Over a dozen trade unions signed the Labour Day accord on Sunday which included a call for the Government to remove what they called a “five per cent wage cap”.

President of the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union, Ancel Roget, said if the Government fails to meet the unions’ demands, workplace shutdowns would take place in July, a series of protest demonstrations in August and a general strike on a date to be announced.

Roget was speaking on Sunday at Labour Day celebrations at Charlie King Junction, Fyzabad.

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