No Transfer of Supervisor at T&TEC

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NO senior supervisor employed by the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) is being transferred based on alleged use of discriminatory language.

The transfer was reversed until further enquires are completed.

T&TEC in a press release issued on Monday said it was normal to transfer staff among various operating centres based on existing needs.

The statement follows a recent media report that there were racial tensions at the T&TEC’s Tobago’s office.

T&TEC stated. “It is a normal part of T&TEC’s operations to transfer staff among operating centres to fill existing needs. One such vacancy, for a senior supervisor, currently exists in Tobago and must be filled to ensure the island has its full complement of staff to manage technical work.

“However, in light of concerns expressed by our employees in Tobago, a decision has been taken to reverse the planned transfer, while further enquires are completed internally.”

T&TEC added, “The Commission further notes that another senior supervisor is currently on suspension and will be provided with counselling and training regarding unresolved biases that may affect their ability to effectively serve at the Commission.”

The training will be conducted in keeping with T&TEC’s Code of Ethics which prohibits discrimination on, among other things, the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, political affiliation, sex or marital status, the Commission stated.

And T&TEC admitted there was the need to implement a diversity policy to prevent similar incidents. T&TEC’s General Manager  Kelvin Ramsook stated that T&TEC was an equal opportunity organisation and will investigate any substantiated reports of discrimination by its employees.



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