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.

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