Wednesday, February 26, 2014

President General Nirvan Maharaj Listens to Contractors .

President General Nirvan Maharaj Listens to Contractors .

ATGWTU, the OWTU and MSJ have joined the contractors' meeting at Felicity.  Independent Liberal Party (ILP) Political Leader Jack Warner met on Wednesday night with contractors of the URP Agriculture Now Programme who are having difficulty in being paid for work done for the government during the height of the Chaguanas West and Local Government Elections.

The meeting is scheduled for 7pm (Wednesday, February 26, 2014) at the Felicity Community Centre, Maha Sabha Street, Felicity, adjacent to the Invaders Recreation Ground. Other stakeholders are also invited to attend the meeting.

The contractors had held a peaceful demonstration at the Invaders Ground on Sunday morning 23rd February to protest government's refusal thus far to pay them.

Fifty-nine contractors are owed a total of $116 million for 289 infrastructure projects that included flood mitigation works, access road development and excavation of irrigation ponds between June and September 2013.

Over the past several months the contractors have been given a run around for their money by the Ministry of Works, Ministry of Food Production and Office of the Prime Minister.

Mr Warner, who met briefly with the contractors (Sunday) during the demonstration, has been asked to intervene in the matter.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Over 4,000 ex-Caroni worker still to get land leases

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By By Sue-Ann Wayow

Story Created: Feb 8, 2014 at 8:47 PM ECT
Story Updated: Feb 8, 2014 at 8:47 PM ECT

MORE than ten years after the closure of Caroni (1975) Ltd, more than 4,000 ex-Caroni workers are still to receive compensation from the Government.

President general of the All Trinidad General Workers’ Trade Union Nirvan Maharaj said yesterday 4,885 people were still to receive land leases.

Maharaj was speaking at a public forum on National Governance Crisis at Paraiso Events Hall, Claxton Bay yesterday.

He said those who received lands faced infrastructural problems, issues with electricity and water and many who were given land had no idea where that land was located.

Last month, ex-workers protested outside Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar office in St Clair, Port of Spain demanding cash and lands.

President General Speaks at the Forum on National Governance Crisis .