Trade unions declare September 1st Freedom Day

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Trade unions declare September 1st Freedom Day

September 1st, 2021 has been declared Freedom Day.

JTUM President Ancel Roget announced during a virtual media conference on Thursday, that preparations are underway to mobilize an activity on the streets in Trinidad and Tobago, against a number of governance issues.

Roget said it would be a day of freedom for the trade union movement and citizens to be in the streets to voice their dissatisfaction with the governance of Trinidad and Tobago.

He said, “This State of Emergency that they are using to their advantage must come to an end. And when that time comes, we will be able to access our tools of the trade that we traditionally had, which tools of the trade is still available to us, which we will use swiftly and which we will use effectively.”

He said some people may argue for or against gathering on the streets during a pandemic, but Roget said the people of first world countries like the United States of America and the United Kingdom are protesting their dissatisfactions outdoors.

He said the government took an anti-work position and launched a vicious attack to decimate the trade union movement so it could have free rein to implement austerity measures and privatise State entities to benefit their financiers.