The Sanctuary Workers Union has won a legal case against the Labour Ministry over the use of a wrong letterhead.
Last year the Union, led by former Minister Devant Maharaj, reported the wrongful dismissal of a bank worker.
According to reports, a Certificate of Unresolved Dispute was issued, which would have allowed the claim against the worker’s former employer to be listed in the Industrial Court.
That certificate however was then rescinded, since the matter was recorded on a document with the letterhead “Sanctuary Trade Union” instead of its registered name, which is “Sanctuary Workers Union”.
In delivering the judgement, High Court Justice Frank Seepersad ordered the Ministry to reinstate the complaint.
The ruling has been welcomed by Mr Maharaj, who believes the case reflects negatively on Minister Jennifer Baptiste-Primus, and questioned her suitability for the job.