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Roget fed up of PNM: T&T in for a rough ride

Published: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Petrotrin employee Eric Harewood, centre, carries an effigy of Finance Minister Colm Imbert as Secretary General of the CWU Clyde Elder, left, and OWTU President General Ancil Roget lead a candlelight vigil along St Clair Avenue, on Friday evening.

Two years later, a union that rooted for the PNM to win the 2015 election is now taking a back step.

The Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) says it has had enough with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and his Cabinet.

Members of the trade union who held a candlelight vigil on Friday evening had a message for the Prime Minister.

Scores of protesters gathered at Mandela Park, before making their way to the Office of the Prime Minister, St Clair.

JTUM President Ancel Roget said “As the one who requested the job to lead the country and to give us good governance and today we are seeing the most amount of ungratefulness unleashed on the people.”

The Prime Minister was not the only one who was criticised; no one in the Government was spared.

Roget said the people of this country had had enough.

“He raised gas prices once, there was no riot, he raised it again, there was no riot, he raised it a third time and he's expecting no riot. Well, if he was looking out for riot, let us not disappoint the Minister of Finance,” Roget said.

He said the union was on a forward campaign seeking justice for all.

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