PSA

Duke doubles down on use of the N-word

Public Service Association President, Watson Duke, has defended his use of a racial slur when calling on members of the public not to support the People's National Movement (PNM) in the upcoming local government election.

Speaking on a morning talk show on Power 102, he only apologised to those who misunderstood what he meant when using the term.

PNM calls Watson Duke’s statements “offensive”

The People's National Movement (PNM) has responded to what it says were the “offensive remarks” made by president of the Public Service Association, Watson Duke.

At a news conference yesterday, Mr Duke urged all public servants who have not received a pay increase since 2013—particularly those who support the ruling People’s National Movement—not to vote in the upcoming Local Government Elections.

Duke tries to "pound" his way into Finance Ministry

PSA Pres­i­dent Wat­son Duke is at this time "pound­ing" out a tune on the glass doors at the Min­istry of Fi­nance as he de­mands to be let in­to the gov­ern­ment of­fice.

Ac­com­pa­nied by a small con­tin­gent of pub­lic ser­vants, Duke and se­nior of­fi­cers at the Pub­lic Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion are call­ing for the set­tle­ment of out­stand­ing ar­rears owed to gov­ern­ment work­ers for the pe­ri­od 2014 to 2016.

Duke to give up PSA title

Pres­i­dent of the Pub­lic Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion (PSA) Wat­son Duke says he will not con­test next year’s PSA elec­tions.

In­stead, he plans to fo­cus on his ca­reer as a politi­cian which he be­gan in 2016 hav­ing formed the Pro­gres­sive De­mo­c­ra­t­ic Pa­tri­ots (PDP).

His par­ty won two of the 12 con­test­ed seats and he be­came the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly’s Mi­nor­i­ty Coun­cil Leader on Jan­u­ary 23, 2017. Duke re­vealed his fu­ture plans dur­ing a live Face­book broad­cast on Sun­day.

Duke weighs run in general elections

Pub­lic Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion (PSA) pres­i­dent Wat­son Duke is con­sid­er­ing con­test­ing next year's gen­er­al elec­tion.

Duke said so while ad­dress­ing me­dia per­son­nel dur­ing a sym­bol­ic bon­fire at the rooftop of the as­so­ci­a­tion's head­quar­ters at Aber­crom­by Street, Port-of-Spain, on Tues­day.

PSA, police square off

A confrontation between members of the Public Services Association (PSA) and police today as police were called in to clear a room of PSA workers who turned up for a meeting with the Chief Personnel Officer (CPO).

According to reports, the PSA executive were to meet with the CPO to continue negotiations for the 2013 to 2019 period.

However, the CPO felt that too many people were in the room and walked out, prompting protest action by the PSA members.

The Guard and Emergency Branch of the Police Service were called in and to clear the room.

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