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Watson duke back in Court today

by | Jul 18, 2014

NewsThings may not return to normal today with the Port of Spain City Police and the public health inspectors.

President of the Public Services Association (PSA) Watson Duke was emphatic yesterday that they would not comply with any injunction once the health and safety of public officers is being adversely affected.

Duke is expected back in the Industrial Court today.

He faces a second day of contempt proceedings against him.

Contempt proceedings against the PSA, Duke and Purdy Babwah, a member of the Public Service and a public officer at the Immigration Division, began at the Industrial Court last Friday.

Claiming that the PSA was not taking “Industrial Actin” but rather “Affirmative Action”, Duke stated the State failed to comply with the OSH (Occupational Safety and Health) Act, in so far as protecting the health, safety and welfare of its employees.

He also said that they had no intention of obeying any injunction if one was imposed on the workers.

Mr. Duke disclosed that be was uninterested in how this action would affect his present contemp case before the Industrial Court.

He revealed that the PSA had the fullest confidence that their lawyers would deal with that.

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