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Labour out

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Labour out

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Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s People’s Partnership coalition has been shaken by the withdrawal yesterday of the labour organization that helped her to form the government in the twin-island state.
However, Persad-Bissessar last night blasted David Abdullah, leader of the labour-based Movement for Social Justice (MSJ), saying his demands for changing the way the country was run were “impossible, unreasonable and reckless”.
Her remarks came in a statement issued hours after Abdullah, a prominent trade union leader, withdrew the MSJ from the five-party coalition and resigned as a government senator.
“The list of demands made by David [Abdullah] over the past few months [was] always impossible, unreasonable and reckless. It seems David’s entrance into government never allowed him the advantage of a national perspective. He remained trapped in isolationist thinking,” Persad-Bissessar said.
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.