Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Seales: Police officers not taking part in Friday's boycott

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Social and Welfare Association is not among the unions who are calling for its membership to participate in Friday’s day of “rest and reflection”.

Speaking to LoopTT on Wednesday, Inspector Michael Seales said that he wanted to make it abundantly clear that the association is not participating in or supporting the actions being called for by various trade unions.

In fact, Seales said that he made this position very clear to the Minister of National Security Stuart Young during a meeting on Tuesday between the executive of the Association and the Line Minister.

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“I told him that all officers will be out for duty. We will be serving and protecting with pride on Friday, and we will be ready to uphold the law if anything untoward will happen on that day. We have various things in place as well to ensure that peace and stability will be had on Friday,” Seales said.

He noted that the Association did not support the call of the various unions said he believed that there were more progressive means and ways of protesting, and ensuring that their voices were heard, other than “shutting down the country”.

More on this as it becomes available.


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