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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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Dr Farrell: Taking Responsibility; why the Petrotrin disaster is a very Trini malaise that may be repeated

“So the logical question is: why don’t our governments fix the state enterprise governance system? The answer is partly because it sustains political patronage and corruption, partly because it buys off the trade unions, and partly because of inertia—fixing things that don’t appear to be broken simply isn’t worth the …

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