Letter: Guardian hitman intensifies anti–union propaganda

Dear Sir:

The articles under the rubric Industrial Relations published in the Guardian newspaper every Sunday support the contention that the Joint Chambers meeting in March was called to plan and launch a political and economic offensive against the workers of this country.

It is reasonable to also conclude that the employers knew in advance of the decision of the government to close the Petrotrin Refinery. They knew that the leader of the OWTU had more bark than bite. And so the time was right to make their move. They had good intelligence from their two men who are in the know about the thinking of the leader. That was how their man in government was able to win him over. So that when Wilfred Espinet announced the decision to shut down Petrotrin, they knew that they had…

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