Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 13th 2013 Contents that pertain to the employment of domes-
tic workers for example. When conflict
arises, the response is tantamount to fire-
fighting, resorting to action when a prob-
lem arises. By contrast, the recommen-
dation from the International Labour
Organisation (ILO) is for state parties to
consider preventative conciliation in for-
mulating good labour relations policies,"
He also said after 32 years the Ministry
of Labour has reconstituted the Industrial
Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC) to
review the current labour laws.
"This committee has been doing some
very interesting work as part of its review
of the IRA which we will share with stake-
holders as the work advances," he said.
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Trade unionists can enter politics if they choose
as that is their democratic right says Labour Min-
ister Errol McLeod.
"Let us not get confused as this is just a few
people in leadership positions in unions who enter
politics in this way and not unions as an institution.
T&T is a democracy and people are free to enter
politics. I was a member of Parliament from 1976
to 1981 when I was a trade unionist," he said.
McLeod, a former Oilfields Workers Trade Union
(OWTU) president, was speaking on Friday at a
breakfast seminar on management and labour rela-
tions at the T&T Chamber of Commerce, West-
The feature speaker, Dr Michael Maccoby, an
American expert on labour relations, when answer-
ing questions from the audience on trade unionists
moving away from their core labour functions and
entering politics, called T&T a "highly politicised"
"You have a very politicised society and that
gets into the way of rationality," Maccoby said.
Referring to the impasse at the Trinidad Cement
Ltd (TCL) last year which crippled cement pro-
duction and affected the economy, McLeod criticised
the approach of the present OWTU leadership on
how it dealt with the matter.
He said when he was president of the OWTU
he did a lot of work in building a relationship
between TCL s management and OWTU.
"When you look at the new players on the scene
in OWTU and TCL, they have diverted from what
we were trying to do. The success of that company
will depend on those who manage it and those
who are employed by it," he said.
McLeod also said that the present labour laws
were not adequate to deal with modern labour
issues in T&T.
"The Industrial Relations Act (IRA), in its current
form, is not sufficiently adequate to address issues
Unionists free to join political
parties, says McLeod
Kelvin John, better known as Tambu, was caught
walking through the Central Market in Port-of-
Spain yesterday with his two pet parrots on his
shoulders Sugar, 4, left, and Rassy, 7, who drinks
water from Kelvin's cup. PHOTO: SHIRLEY BAHADUR
Labour Minister Errol McLeod
TWO PARROTS AND A CUP
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