PSA challenges nurses’ dismissal

Lara Pickford-Gordon, Trinidad & Tobago Newsday, May 30, 2007 The Public Services Association (PSA) yesterday criticised the “kangaroo court” of the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) which fired a nurse and enrolled nursing assistant (ENA) “with immediate effect” last Friday, a day after Health Minister John Rahael announced the nurses were dismissed at Cabinet’s post-cabinet media briefing. The PSA indicated that it would not be letting the matter die and is seeking legal counsel and “act on the advice given” since the nurses were not given a chance to defend themselves. They were verbally fired last Friday when they attended a tribunal hearing they were summoned to attend and received written notification via hand delivered letters on Friday night at their homes. ... PSA