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Mixed views on police officers strike action

Mixed views from citizens toward today’s strike action by police officers.

So far the Public Affairs Unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service has not indicated how many officers stayed away from work today in the various divisions and whether or not the action affected its operation.

In the capital city members of the regiment were seen patrolling the streets.

Last week the Prime Minister and National Security Minister, John Sandy, called for good sense to prevail and assured contingency measures will take effect should the officers engage in industrial action.

Officers are upset with the state of their negotiations for improved salaries and their bid for better working conditions.

In a News Power Authority interview, some people felt the officers should not strike as their function is to ensure law and order.

Others supported the officers in their cause for improved conditions to properly carry out their duties.

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