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SSA employees protest dismissal


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SSA employees protest dismissal

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WORKERS?at the Sanitation Service Authority  (SSA)?staged a brief work stoppage yesterday  morning as word spread that one of their colleagues had been dismissed.
Upset employees gathered outside the Wildey,  St Michael office for about an hour, showing  solidarity with the female employee, who worked  in the personnel division.
Sources said she was given a dismissal letter because she did not submit her sick leave certificate  in the required time permitted.
However, the workers returned to their jobs  after public relations officer Carl Padmore arrived  on the compound, spoke to the dismissed employee  and assured the other workers that the matter  would be resolved.
Padmore later told the MIDWEEK?NATION? that the woman had been reinstated following  a meeting with her and a union representative.
While he could not say if the work stoppage  was sanctioned by the National Union  of Public Workers, he said the matter  was already being dealt with by management  when workers went on strike. (MB)

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