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Trinidad & Tobago: How is Royal Castle providing food without workers?

The Amalgamated Workers Union (AWU) has written to Royal Castle, seeking clarification on how the company is providing Grab and Go food to the public as workers remain at home without pay.

The inquiry follows an article by the Trinidad Express which confirmed that the fast food restaurant was providing prepackaged options through two locations.  

In a statement, the AWU, which represents Royal Castle’s daily-paid workers, said it’s clear this service is being provided without the input of its regular workforce.

It said these measures were neither discussed with nor consented to by the Union.

The Union said this raises a host of industrial relations concerns.

“While the Union acknowledges the importance to the public of comfort food options under pandemic conditions, we cannot forget the important national interest served by keeping workers at work where possible.

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