SSA employees protest dismissal
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)