Thursday, November 23, 2017

HOLD ON JOB CUTS*

PM, unions agree: no more retrenchment until December 2017

PRODUCTIVE MEETING: Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) leader Ancel Roget, right, shakes hands with Fire Service Association’s president, Leo Ramkissoon, as they leave the Office of the Prime Minister in St Clair yesterday with other union officials following their meeting with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. –Photo: STEPHEN DOOBAY


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GOVERNMENT has agreed to a moratorium on State sector retrenchments until December 2017.
The concession, as well as compromises being reached on a number of concerns of the labour movement, led yesterday to the unions announcing a return to the National Tripartite Advisory Council (NTAC).
The moratorium, which the uni­ons had previously failed to get Government on board with, came out of another meeting yesterday between Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and representatives of the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM), National Trade Union Centre (Natuc) and the Federation of Independent Trade Union and NGOs (Fitun), among other labour bodies.
Following over three hours of talks at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in St Clair, JTUM president Ancel Roget told the media: “The Prime Minister agreed that his Government will place a mora­torium on all retrenchment until December 31 this year, and on that basis, we agreed that we should return to NTAC.”

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