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Former Caroni workers march on Saturday
Ex-Caroni workers and their families will take part in a symbolic march from Brechin Castle to Rienzi Complex, Couva, on Saturday to highlight their ten-year wait for land due to them in their VSEP packages. The march, which starts at 8 am, will be led by the All Trinidad General Workers Trade Union (ATSGWTU) and The Sugar Boilers Association.
The ATSGWTU said in a release: “We are saying to the government that the time has come to ensure that every single ex-Caroni worker is allocated what is due to them as indicated by the Deyalsingh Judgement of 2008.” The march will be followed by a mass meeting at which a range of issues affecting the former workers will be addressed, including sweetener loan repayments, refund of payments made for residential lots, compensation for cane farmers and calls for deeds for the lands rather than leases.