Union files appeal for Dahlia Harris
The Jamaica Civil Service Association says it is now awaiting a response from the Public Service Commission on its appeal of the dismissal of Dahlia Harris from the Youth and Culture Ministry.
The association's President, O’Neil Grant says the union submitted the relevant documents with the Commission last week.
Grant says the union is hoping for an early date for a hearing.
He says the union maintains that Harris’ dismissal from her post as Principal Director of Culture in the ministry last month, was unjustified.
The union is claiming that Harris was called into a meeting by the ministry’s permanent secretary where she was told that she was being dismissed.
According to the union, Harris was not given a valid explanation about why she was being dismissed neither was she allowed a hearing to challenge the dismissal.
The union is claiming that this is a breach of her rights to due process and a fair hearing.
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