A full lockdown will be in effect for this weekend as the Government moves to clamp down on any public gathering held to commemorate Labour Day.
This coming Sunday Father’s Day will also be affected.
The variation of the curfew order, dated June 15th, was signed by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and evoked outrage from the trade union movement late yesterday.
Based on the new Order, the curfew will begin at 10.02 am on Saturday and end at 5 am on Sunday. It will resume at 10.02 am on Sunday and continue until 5 am on Monday.
Speaking to Guardian Media, president of the Joint Trade Union Movement Joseph Remy described the lockdown as a “frontal attack on the trade union movement.”
“It’s an overkill, a direct attack to target Labour Day in such a stringent manner. It really leads to a particular kind of governance that is scary. This is not a police state. Yes we are in a pandemic but we don’t want to reach a point where we talk about issues of fascism,” Remy said.
He added that labor leaders were expecting this move, noting that during a meeting on Monday, there was speculation that the government will be moving to muzzle labor leaders from speaking out on issues that include the mismanagement of the pandemic, failed leadership, the vaccination fiasco and delays in vaccination acquisition.
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