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Mottley: Rethinking confrontation; the pitfalls of the government and public sector’s existing relations

“[…] For many decades, T&T’s highly productive energy sector funded disproportionately high standards of living in its non-energy sectors, including the public service. However, production in the energy sector has been in decline since 2010, masked temporarily by extraordinary recent increases in energy prices.  “[…] In such difficult circumstances, governments …

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Paul: Unions must focus on short-term contracts and labour-supply contractors, not vaccines!

“[…] Employers, including state enterprises, […] are retrenching their workforce of both unionised and non-unionised employees and hiring labour-supply contractors, to provide low-wage workers (mostly temporary unsecured, non-benefit workers)—thereby greatly reducing their labour costs.  “Many refuse to pay NIS, placing this critical retirement, sickness and injury benefit system in jeopardy. …

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Noble: The smartest guys in the room; will Angostura, Industrial Court and Integrity Commission pay price for hubris?

In 2001, Enron—named the ‘most innovative company ’ by Fortune magazine for six consecutive years—collapsed.  Enron’s chairman and chief executive officer, Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, were two arrogant and belligerent men who believed they were the ‘smartest guys in the room’. They believed that, through their sheer cleverness and …

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