According to a Caribbeannewsnow report, the five percent settlement would cost an estimated $600 million the sell-out accusation was levelled against the PSA’s president, Watson Duke, on Saturday, 9th April, 2011.
The Guardian newspaper reported that the workers are calling for Duke, who they said acted in a “high handed manner”, to tender his resignation immediately. Meanwhile, union leaders, political analysts and economists, who have estimated the proposal to cost in excess of $600 million, have all expressed shock by the overnight turn of events.
And, while Duke has justified his decision to accept the proposal that is cushioned with housing and insurance benefits, Guardian learnt that the surprise development has caused emotions to run high among several members of the general council, leading to a face-off between PSA assistant secretary, Joanne Capirette and Duke.
Not mincing words, former PSA staff representative Merlin Barrow blasted Duke, saying, “That is a sell-out. Duke has to go. He had people in a charade up and down the country. It is a sell-out. We hope public servants wake up now.”
(This article was written with content incorporated from a Caribbeannewsnow article)