More Industrial Action Expected from Police in Trinidad and Tobago

The Trinidad Express newspaper reported that this action is expected to affect the nine policing divisions and units within the police service.


President of the Police Association, Sergeant Anand Ramesar, said the association did not and will not approve any sick out action by police officers. He said at a meeting of the general council on Friday that members discussed other options to highlight concerns about the negotiations.

“It was discussed that we see how best we could treat the matter in a lawful manner. They have stated that enough is enough. The possibility of getting the spouses and relatives of police officers to be part of a march to highlight their (police officers) concerns may be a good course of action,” Ramessar suggested.

He said he would be monitoring any planned sick-out action by police officers.

He said the CPO’s recent public statement that she was sticking to her five percent increase “triggered a lot of resentment and concerns that officers are being dealt with in bad faith.”

“We have had no word from the prime minister, the minister of national security and the finance minister, given the fact that we are dealing with issues of national security,” Ramessar said.



(Content for this article was obtained from a Caribbeannewsnow report)

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