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NWU WARY ABOUT NATUC MEETING WITH HOWAI

posted 30 Jan 2013, 12:50 by Gerry Kangalee   [ updated 30 Jan 2013, 13:06 ]

NWU CONCERNED ABOUT NATUC’S MEETING WITH MINISTER OF FINANCE

The Leadership  of the National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) is due to meet with the Minister of Finance on Friday 1
st February 2013 in what the Minister describes as a “consultative session” which is “aimed at providing an overview of the structural features of a typical PPP (editor’s note:Public Private Partnership) arrangement.

 

The government is obviously pushing ahead with its privatisation policy, wherein assets owned by the people are going to be put under the control of the capitalists (local and foreign) to the detriment of working people.

 

The government has long announced that they intend to privatise, ports, airports, public utilities, health care provision and pensions. Special mention has been made of divesting First Citizens’ Bank, Home Mortgage/TTMF and PLIPDECO.

 

The National Workers Union (NWU) has more than once vehemently condemned the policy of the government which is bolstered by the advice tendered at the Article IV Consultations of the International Monetary Fund.

 

The NWU looks on with concern at Friday’s meeting with NATUC because NATUC is on record as supporting the government policy of public private partnership and has even offered to participate in this process which results in the increase of foreign and capitalist control of the economy and in loss of jobs. The NWU is on record as condemning this position espoused by NATUC.

 

It seems that the very “consultative” process is subject to Public Private Partnership, seeing that Price Waterhouse Cooper is the facilitator of the meeting with NATUC.

 

 

 

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