fire for jack: President General of the Oilfields Workers' Trade Union (OWTU) Ancel Roget, left, and Kirk Waithe, representing Fixing T&T, at a Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) press briefing at the Communication Workers' Union Hall, Henry Street, Port of Spain, yesterday. —Photo: JERMAINE CRUICKSHANK
Roget: Stop this runaway horse
The Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) has renewed its call for the removal of National Security Minister Jack Warner.
This recent call comes on the heels of Warner's statement that he had instructed the Police Service to stop making crime statistics public.
Oilfields Workers' Trade Union (OWTU) president general Ancel Roget, who leads JTUM, said at the press conference in Port of Spain yesterday that Warner had proven himself to be a "runaway horse and seems to believe that he can do and say anything without any accountability and repercussion".
When asked why the unions believed this new call would be better received that the previous, Roget said "the process has started". Roget said the trade union movement was prepared to join forces with broad based national interest groups to ensure that Warner is removed.
"It includes everybody who is prepared to stand up for what is wrong, if it this time the PNM (People's National Movement) or any group in civil society is prepared to stand up in the face of what is happening, we would not stop them from joining forces with us," he said.
Activist Kirk Waithe of Fixin' T&T attended the meeting and called on those interest groups to join with him today between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Red House, Abercromby Street, Port of Spain, in a bid to "defend democracy".