Lifeguards forced to endure wretched and undignified working conditions
The President General, NUGFW- James Lambert called a media conference today 5/01/2021, most urgently, to address the concerns of the Lifeguards who have been forced to work under the most wretched and undignified conditions.
This is the 2nd emergency meeting in a few months, with an urgent appeal to the Minister of National Security, Honourable Stuart Young to meet and treat with the cries of these workers who have endured these conditions for well over 6 years.
These guardians of our national shores have been forced to work without: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Work Towers, Ambulance, Jet Skis and First Aid to handle emergencies.
The President General emphasized that if this appeal is not answered soon after today, the Union will be forced to take immediate Industrial Action. Cde Lambert further appealed to the Honourable Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Keith Rowley, to use his good office to remove the Lifeguards, Facilities Maintenance Unit, Civilian Conservations Corps from under the purview of this office- National Security as it is clear that those in charge are incapable of seeing after these affairs.