December 9, 2021


Only The Finest Women

Why were TTPS contract workers terminated?


Letters to the Editor

THE EDITOR: Numerous agreement workforce of the TTPS have been terminated with instant impact. The TTPS explained these dismissals will have no result on the functions and expert services of the law enforcement. It has also reported that this was a evaluate of staffing arrangements.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police promises the dismissal was a price tag cutting training.

Truly? A value chopping workout involving the dismissal of 40 or so workforce?

Really don’t forget the 1986-87 NAR 10 per cent spend slice and increment freeze was supposed to be a price chopping workout way too.

Turned out it was an unlawful deprivation of public personnel of their incomes which the Significant Courtroom ruled is their assets and of which the governing administration deprived them without thanks approach of legislation (Bernadette Hood-Caesar vs the AG, HCA 3015 of 1987).

The Industrial Court docket also dominated that it was contrary to fantastic industrial relations apply and an Industrial Relations Offence – PSA v ADB and other people.

So, don’t get caught up in the expense cutting workout propaganda.

The DCP also informed the media: “From our information we sought to continue to be inside of the needs of the legislation in relation to termination of contracts.

The terms of the dismissed agreement workers are distinct from the phrases of the contracts of law enforcement officers and all other public officers appointed by assistance commissions or by the commissioner of police.

Community officers are in a certain class of work termed “lasting and pensionable” recognised as these by our Significant Court in the case of John Reddick v Lalla, Kenneth and the General public Service Commission H.C.A 1767/1973.

The Privy Council (our maximum courtroom) warned about summary dismissals in the seminal circumstance of Endel Thomas v AG 1981 3WLR 601:

“At satisfaction” signifies that the Crown servant might lawfully be dismissed summarily without having there currently being any need to have for the existence of some affordable result in for executing so….would even permit a govt, composed of the leaders of the political party that transpired to be in electricity, to dismiss all members of the public support who have been not associates of the ruling social gathering and ready to address the proper performance of their general public duties as subordinate to the furtherance of that party’s political aims.

“In the circumstance of an armed police force…the electrical power of summary dismissal opens up the prospect of changing it into what in influence may possibly function as a non-public army of the political get together that had obtained a greater part of the seats in Parliament at the previous election…”

That does not suggest that deal workforce can be summarily dismissed both. They are not general public officers but workers within the indicating of the Industrial Relations Act.

Were they retrenched (their functions surplus to the demands of the corporation) or dismissed in a severe and oppressive way?

No one’s expression in the Public Service presents for summary dismissal apart from for the most major troubles in particularly certain and significant conditions. Allow us deal with the challenges not the excuses.


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