Trade unions want AG, Jack fired
The Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) in a press release issued Wednesday condemned "the obscene and surreptitious attempt by Government to facilitate the freeing of their major party financiers" by the proclamation of Section 34 of the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Act and once again called for the removal of the Attorney General and the Minister of Justice.
The release gave the Prime Minister 48 hours to remove both men and National Security Minister Jack Warner or face the fall out.
"The JTUM stands ready to join forces in a broad-based national front to determine the necessary mass actions towards this objective," they said.
"The clandestine manner in which Section 34 was proclaimed speaks volumes with regards to the level of disrespect, contempt and disregard for our democracy," the union said in a release.
The group said it rejected the reasons advanced by the Government in particular the Minister of the Justice Herbert Volney and the AG Anand Ramlogan so far.
"It was simply a shameless display of dishonesty at the highest order and a huge insult to the intelligence of the people," the group said.
"We note with grave concern the overwhelming perception that the law is there to facilitate the rich and party financiers and does not protect the poor ordinary working people..."