Trade Unions set for POS protest on Friday

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Trade Unions set for POS protest on Friday

A planned protest in Port of Spain tomorrow by the trade union movement is set to go ahead.

This as JTUM General Secretary Michael Anisette says there have been no conversations with the CPO since the 2% wage increase offered to public servants last week.

The offer by the CPO covers an eight-year period and has been described as laughable and ridiculous by trade unionists.

Mr Annisette, speaking on today’s Power Breakfast Show on Power 102 Digital said although a meeting is planned for today to discuss the issue, plans persist for a protest tomorrow.

He said unions intend to highlight their side of the wage negotiation impasse.

Finance Minister Colm Imbert has pointed out that the country’s wage bill for public servants is almost at 20 billion a year.

However, comparing the wage bill to that of service oriented organizations, Mr Anisette noted that this requires further examination and questions.