Port manager and employee in dispute

Port manager and employee in dispute


Port Workers walked off the job and marched to the prime minister’s office this morning to protest for the removal of at least three of the authority’s management staff.

The workers say they want the Operations Manager, Curtis Dennie, the Port Manager, Darwin Telemaque and the Human Resource Manager, Jacqueline Swift gone.
The protest action also follows an altercation between one of the employees and Telemacque on Wednesday.
The employee, whose name is Armin Henry, a Mechanic at the Antigua Port Authority, claims that Telemaque tried to physically escort him off the compound following a meeting with other staff members.

The man claims Telemaque had accused him of riling up staff to take industrial action against the authority.
The man said it was during the time he decided to eventually lave that Telemaque got physical.

ZDK understands that the Antigua Trades and Labour Union are currently dealing with the matter and the man has filed a police report against the Port Manager.
ZDK reached out to Telemaque who said he could not speak to the issue since it is now a human resource/union matter and a police report had been filed.

A breakdown of the act, put simply, states the port manager does, under the law, hold the powers, rights, privileges, and protection of that of a member of the Police Force.