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The Employers Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) is calling for good sense to prevail as we collectively strive to overcome the current turbulent economic challenges facing our nation. In this regard, the ECA believes that the recent call by Mr. Ancel Roget, President of the Joint Trade Union Movement, for consumers to boycott businesses owned by the so called “elitist one percent” cannot be seen as a reasonable, responsible, or rational course of action.

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The Employers Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) continues to follow recent heightened activity by the Trade Union movement, following Labour Day observances last month which has led to several joint Union exercises across the country. According to reports, the culmination of this exercise is expected to be a mass demonstration on August 4th in resistance to several social and labour related issues, including retrenchment of workers and the perceived inequity in sharing the burden of adjustment required to survive the current socio-economic challenges facing Trinidad and Tobago (T&T).

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The Employers Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) applauds the indication by the Minister of Education about discussion and consultation on the proposition of a “carnival week” off for students, however the ECA urges that such discussion must be holistic and wide-ranging. The importance of such a discussion at the national level cannot be overemphasised as it has serious implications for the productivity levels in our beloved country.

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The Employers Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) announces the appointment of a new Chairman and five (5) new Directors to its Board of Directors for the period 2017 to 2020. The appointments were made following elections at the ECA’s 57th Annual General Meeting, which took place at its Conference and Training Facility in Aranguez on Thursday 29th June 2017.

Keston Nancoo, Group Vice President, Human Resource Services at Guardian Holdings Limited succeeds Suzetta Ali as head of the ECA. This is Nancoo’s second term at the helm of this premier Employers organisation, having previously served from 2011 to 2014.

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For the next twelve (12) months JSL International will hold the prestigious title of Champion Employer of the Year. The Houston, Texas-based logistical and project support services company, overcame a number of small, medium and large contenders after a comprehensive adjudication process to emerge as the most exemplary employer in Trinidad and Tobago.

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The Employers Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) strongly condemns the intended strike action by the OWTU, especially at this time when collaboration and cooperation is of utmost importance if we are to rebuild what is clearly a fractured and damaged economy. The ECA is of the view that should such action be taken by this significant labour union, it will not only be seen by the majority of right-thinking citizens as being highly irresponsible and reckless, but, more importantly, it can be interpreted as a declaration of war against the citizenry of Trinidad and Tobago.

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As we continue to navigate this period of economic uncertainty and the resultant declines in Government revenue and availability of jobs, the Employers Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) finds it unfortunate, at the very least, that Trinidad and Tobago will not be benefitting from the local construction of bpTT’s Angelin platform.

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