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Union tells Supreme Court workers to stay off job


RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Union tells Supreme Court workers to stay off job

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President of the National Union of Public Workers Akanni McDowall and general secretary Roslyn Smith have advised the workers of the Supreme Court complex to return home.

This follows a meeting this morning on the steps of the Whitepark Road, St Michael institution.

It came in the wake of Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson’s announcement last Friday that operations would resume at the complex from today.

McDowall told workers they should not feel bullied into reporting for work, as they were empowered under the Health and Safety Act to stay off the job.

Workers were further advised to stay off the job for the remainder of the week, until the results of environmental tests from the University of the West Indies are received.

Prior to Sir Marston’s announcement, it was decided that workers would be reassigned to the CLICO Corporate Centre on Walrond Street, The City, Ministry of Home Affairs Wildey, the Cane Garden Municipal Court Complex in St Thomas, and the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Complex in Two Mile Hill from today. (RA) 

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