Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) leader, David Abdulah, said leaders across the Government, Opposition and business community are “not setting the right example for the people of Trinidad and Tobago.”
He made the statement in light of the plight of workers across the country, specifically in this case, workers of KFC, which is franchised locally by Prestige Holdings.
On the heels of news that workers at KFC will no longer receive a weekly stipend from Prestige, Abdulah is now calling on the company to “do better” for its employees.
Speaking at a virtual press conference on Sunday morning, he reminded executives of the company: “It is not just the franchise that has bills to pay – it is the hundreds of workers employed by Prestige Holdings that have bills to pay, rent to pay.”
KFC workers had been receiving a $150 weekly stipend up until April month end, but it has since been discontinued.
Abdulah has challenged Prestige chairman Christian Mouttet to mortgage some of his properties to pay workers.