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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.

$10,000 each and job reinstatement for 13 dismissed PSA workers

Four months after being dismissed, 13 PSA workers will be reinstated and compensated for damages.

Today, the Industrial Court ruled in favour of the employees and ordered that they be returned to their positions, paid their February-May salaries and $10,000 each for damages.

PSA president Watson Duke was accused of acting contrary to proper labour laws and outside of his authority when he dismissed the workers for wearing their representing union, BIGWU's, t-shirt. 

The incident occurred in February.

Judge halts PSA elections again

The Public Service Association (PSA)’s leadership election has been postponed for the second time in less than three months.

The postponement of the election, which was carded for February 19, came yesterday as High Court Judge Nadia Kangaloo ruled that there were irregularities in the voter’s list compiled by the association’s elections committee in October, last year.

Kangaloo ruled that the committee would be unable to rectify the errors on the list and publish it before the proposed election date.

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