The Cabinet Sub-Committee on the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) has informed representatives of the Communication Workers Union that it would communicate with the company to consider halting its proposed restructuring exercise, until the sub-committee had completed its findings.
Chairman of the Cabinet Sub-Committee on TSTT, Camille Robinson-Regis, said a meeting was held with the CWU on May 10th this year.
The government’s position on TSTT’s proposed restructuring exercise is that it is a matter solely for the company; this is of course due to the legal ownership structure of the organisation.
TSTT is not a state-owned enterprise and government does not have direct legal control over it.
In a media release Friday afternoon, it was revealed accordingly, the sub-committee is not in any position to instruct TSTT to vary or halt its restructuring exercise.
The sub-committee’s mandate is to advise the Cabinet with regards to the standing of TSTT and, inter alia, whether it is fit for purpose.
Accordingly, the committee is compelled to advise that TSTT is free to proceed with its day to day operations, including any restructuring exercise as it deems fit, whilst the committee completes its deliberations.