For Immediate Release
Tuesday 21st July, 2015
Industrial Court Matter Between the Prison Officers’ Association and Justice Ministry Officials Dismissed
On 10th July, 2015, the Prison Officers’ Association filed a motion in the Industrial Court against three (3) officials of the Ministry of Justice, the Honourable Minister of Justice, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and the Commissioner of Prisons.
The motion alleged breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The matter was heard today Tuesday 21st July, 2015, before Her Honour Mrs. Deborah Thomas-Felix, President of the Industrial Court. The Ministry of Justice wishes to advise that this matter against all three (3) Defendants has been dismissed.
The Ministry remains committed to the safety of both prison officers and inmates and is working expeditiously to address the concerns raised by the Association.
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