Public Servants represented by the Public Services Association are today being warned to avoid negative consequences that may be brought on by instruction given by PSA President, Watson Duke, to public servants attached to the union.
Former PSA Secretary, Oral Saunders believes much of Mr. Duke’s action and instruction to public servants are politically motivated. He says workers should understand the implications of simply walking off the job, without proper cause.
In a News Power Now interview, Saunders, the leader of a four month old group called the United Protectors of the Public Service, which will contest the PSA elections in November, said public officers must be very careful when taking instruction from the PSA leader. He called on union members to understand the consequences of their actions.
Mr. Saunders highlighted a recent legal loss involving workers attached to the Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Committee Department who had been engaging in action that resulted in work stoppages.
The matter was taken to the High Court and heard before High Court Judge, Margaret Mohammed.
Quoting the Judge’s statement on the matter at the end of the legal matter, it was outlined that the court found the action taken to be hasty and part of the PSA’s action to close down the wider public service.