NATUC: We will fight until Sedition Act is repealed

    NATUC General Secretary, Michael Annisette

    NATUC’s General Secretary Michael Annisette says the trade union movement will fight until the Sedition Act is repealed.

    The union leader told the Newsday yesterday that several unions have already delivered a letter to the Attorney General’s office requesting for the Act to be cancelled immediately.

    This latest move comes after PSA President Watson Duke was recently arrested and charged for a statement he allegedly made in 2018.

    Annisette believes the Act has the potential to expose all union leaders to ‘unwanted and unwarranted’ criminal prosecution.

    He is questioning why the Government of an independent country would retain such a law which could stifle the free expression of the trade union movement and the working class.

    Mr Annisette claims that several other groups and activists are also looking at the Act.