NATUC joins call for resignation of PCA chairman

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 08:45

The National Trade Union Centre has joined the call for the resignation of the chairman of the Police Complaints Authority, David West.

NATUC has issued the following statement in that regard.

"The National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) adds it voice to the call for the immediate resignation of David West, Director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) following statements made by him earlier this month at the debate on anti-corruption at the home of the British High Commissioner.

After having reviewed the statements and given deep consideration to the effect of these statements, NATUC is strongly condemning the views as expressed by Mr. West. We are of the opinion that these statements were irresponsible, inflammatory and defeatist.

NATUC believes that persons who assume positions or hold office on behalf of the government of Trinidad and Tobago should be held accountable for their actions and there must be consequences when one makes certain statements or engage in certain types of behaviour, which in the public eyes, can be deemed to be provocative and destabilizing for the nation.

Any institution set up by the government, is working for the people of Trinidad and Tobago and is therefore accountable to them. Their performance on the job must work in the best interest of the people and the highest of standards must be set and maintained.

Mr. West has tarnished the image of the PCA and for this we demand his immediate resignation."