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Union: Fire TATT over TSTT

By SEAN DOUGLAS Friday, January 1 2016

THE Communication Workers Union (CWU) in a statement yesterday called for the axing of the heads of the Telecommunications Authority of TT (TATT) over its recent conflict with the Telecommunication Services of TT (TSTT). The CWU urged Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and the TATT line Minister to fire TATT chairman, Selby Wilson, the TATT Board and TATT CEO Chris Seecharan for an alleged “obscene attempt to shut down the operations of TSTT.” The CWU cited TSTT chairman, Emile Elias’, complaint that TATT had sought $1.5 billion from TSTT to secure its licence, and that TATT had sought onerous changes to TSTT’s terms and conditions.

The union clarified that while it has had its own issues with the TSTT board and Management, the CWU has been a perennial defender of TSTT as a critical State entity. “As a responsible, independent, progressive, national institution, which has a strong belief in the value of a national player in the lucrative telecommunications sector, we feel obligated to renew our call for the dismissal of these gentlemen.” Citing Elias’ recent remarks, the union alleged that TATT had made an attack on TSTT, a vital and critical State asset which the Government must take immediate steps to protect.

Describing TSTT as a “crucial national treasure” in a key sector of the TT economy, the union said it must be protected from any sellout to foreign multinationals. The union recalled its other, past grievances with TATT.

The CWU, in August 2014, had complained of TATT’s move to invite a third mobile-provider into the allegedly saturated market-space now occupied by TSTT and Digicel.

The union recalled urging TATT to grant TSTT more space on the 750 megahertz band of the spectrum allocation, so as to try to maintain some of its competitiveness against Digicel’s allocation in the 750 megahertz band. The union feared a domination of that band by two foreign companies. The CWU expressed fears that disgruntled former staff of TSTT, plus FLOW operatives, are now working to undermine TSTT’s viability.



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