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Saturday 21 October 2017
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Union demands $$ for workers at Mora Valley farm

All Trinidad General Workers Trade Union, (ATGWTU) president general Nirvan Maharaj is calling on the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries to “immediately pay” workers of Mora Valley Farm for outstanding wages owed to them for August 2017.

In a media release yesterday, Maharaj observed that the ruling PNM administration seemed to be turning a “blind eye to the fact that the workers have bills to pay, food to buy and children to take care off.”

“These workers are human beings with feelings, emotions and responsibilities, not mere numbers and statistics,” he stated, adding, “furthermore, it seems as though it is a deliberate plot of the Ministry and Government to frustrate the workers of Mora Valley Farm out of their gainful employment.”

He said their wages were not “a gift or handout” but what was legally due to the workers of Mora Valley Farm.

Maharaj also noted that the union was also locked in negotiations for a new collective agreement for the period 2011-2014.

There are approximately 15 workers at the farm which is located in Rio Claro.

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