APTO hard talk
ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC Transport Operators (APTO) president Morris Lee has said thatvice-president Judy Forde’s actions have shown little regard for the association.
He was making the comments yesterday during an emergency general meeting in the science auditorium of the Barbados Community College, Howells Cross Road, St Michael, concerning the recent upheaval within the association over uniforms for public service vehicle (PSV) workers.
“I was invited to a meeting by the Transport Authority in May this year and one of the items on the agenda was PSV uniforms.
I saw they had my letter for the original uniforms I had proposed since 2009 but had approved a second design I had never proposed.
“The Transport Authority had received a letter purportedly coming from the association [endorsing new uniforms] on May 23 which they approved the same day. This was not signed or copied to me but was instead signed by Forde,” he said.
Lee accused Forde, who was also at the head table, of making her own minutes available to the authority which contributed to the approval. (CA)
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