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Blind Welfare workers ‘hijack’ CEO’s SUV
« on: September 03, 2014, 08:09:28 PM »

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Trinidad & Tobago Guardian Online

 


Blind Welfare workers ‘hijack’ CEO’s SUV
 

 
Rhondor Dowlat
Published:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

T&T Blind Welfare Association member Darryl Joseph sits on the SUV used by CEO Kenneth Surat as he and other workers continued their protest yesterday over unpaid wages at the association’s Duke Street, Port-of-Spain, headquarters. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH

Police were called to the T&T Blind Welfare Association’s Port-of-Spain headquarters yesterday, after protesting workers refused to allow chief executive access to his Xtrail SUV. More than a dozen blind workers held the vehicle to ransom on the compound in protest of chief executive officer Kenneth Surat’s failure to organise their two forthnightly salaries, which had been due since August 8.

The SUV belongs to the association but is being used by Surat. As such, he could not access it when he was ready to leave. The salaries range from $1,250 to $1,700 a worker and there are more than 55 workers at the TTBWA. The workers, who have been camping out at the building since Thursday, reiterated that they were taking the sit-in action because they had no money to go to their respective homes, take care of their families or even buy water to drink.

Members of the All Trinidad Sugar and General Workers Trade Union, which represents them, were present overseeing the protest. Speaking with reporters, ATSGWTU president general Nirvan Maharaj said he asked Surat for leniency to the workers and to understand their plight. Instead, Maharaj said Surat went to the Central Police Station shortly after 5 pm and made a report against the workers.

The police arrived at the compound shortly afterwards but took no action. Instead, they stood close by and looked on as the blind workers sang as they formed a human barricade around the vehicle. Branch security representative Joseph Vautor-La Placeliere (Lingo), a former national extempo champion, vowed to go down fighting for the rights of his co-workers and himself.


The blind peolpe have more belly that Trini who can see.
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Re: Blind Welfare workers ‘hijack’ CEO’s SUV
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2014, 08:10:15 PM »

The blind peolpe have more belly that Trini who can see.

 ;D you see it !

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Re: Blind Welfare workers ‘hijack’ CEO’s SUV
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2014, 08:42:37 PM »
Yes bro i saw it they got their check today , no sell out eat ahfood .
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good things happening to good people: a good thing
good things happening to bad people: a bad thing
bad things happening to good people: a bad thing
bad things happening to bad people: a good thing