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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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Dear Editor: Consumer Affairs must hold banks and cable companies liable for glitches

“It cannot be right that we dutifully pay our bills—plus interest and often at considerable financial sacrifice—for what may be considered essential services in this current era without reciprocal accountability which is not even questioned by the media on most occasions.” The following Letter to the Editor on questionable treatment …

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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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Bwdma… Who running T&TEC? Pinky and the Brain?!

What did Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her PP gang really leave in the Treasury? Two shillings and a pack of chewing gum? Forget VAT, speed guns and online shopping tax, Trinidad and Tobago can have deeper problems if these electricity black-outs continue. And the only excuse Mr Live Wire has not …

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