The PSA part of a trade union coalition to knock government wage restraint announcment

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PSA president calls on Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley to meet the coalition of unions after a news briefing held at NUGFW Hall, Port-of- Spain. This, on the heels of Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s announcement of a wage restraint in the State sector, a statement the PSA president believes is a "potentially explosive" situation.

The Finance Minister's recent announcement of a public sector wage restraint  was met with condemnation by members of several unions, including the  National Union of Government and Federated Workers (NUGFW) and the Public Services Association. PSA President Watson Duke said he would not consider any wage suppression — by whatever name, whether “freeze” or “restraint” — unless the Government also imposed a freeze on costs, by establishing the Rent Assessment Board and the Price Control Board. “If you (Government) apply an indexed COLA (cost of living allowance) we could consider a wage freeze,”

Read full articles Trinidad Newsday article and Trinidad Express article.

Wages, Government, Trade Unions

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The PSA rejects the argument for wage restraint. Let's consider COLA.Images Attribution Trinidad Express and Trinidadian Guardian

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