Sunday, November 9, 2008

Cabrera issues warning to media

Vincent Cabrera

Vincent Cabrera  : Freedom of expression in the media has been a hot topic this week, after Prime Minister Patrick Manning visited a radio station recently to complain about comments made during a newscast about a Government plan to raise the price of premium gas and promote CNG usage.

Now Banking, Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU) President General Vincent Cabrera is warning media workers that if they fail to join a union, do not expect to be defended when things go wrong.

Generally known as a plain-talking person, no matter the issue, the Union leader explained to the media why he kept quiet on the controversy surrounding Manning’s visit to the Boom 94.1FM radio station.

He was speaking at the 71st Annual Conference of the All Trinidad General Workers Trade Union (ATGWTU) in Couva on Saturday.

His comment followed an earlier remark on the same topic, by president general of the union, rudy indarsingh.

This year's conference examined what decent work means to unions and the general workforce.

On this note, Cabrera said all union members should make the Decent Work Agenda their main priority.

The Decent Work Agenda is being supported, not just by local unions, but by the International Labour Organisation as well.

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