CPO Conducts Grievance Procedures Training for Police and Prison Officers
The Chief Personnel Officer (CPO), Commander Dr. Daryl Dindial, honored the commitment included in the recently signed Memoranda of Agreements (MoAs) with the Police and Prison Service to offer sensitisation training on Grievance Procedures and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Commander Dindial revealed that the training was a direct outcome of several meetings that were conducted between the CPO’s Office, the Prison Officers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (POAOTT), and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Welfare Association (TTPSSWA) that culminated with the signing of Memoranda of Agreements to reduce the number of unresolved grievances within the respective organisations. A major feature of the sensitisation was the benefit of combining Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) training with Grievance Procedures sessions inclusive of illustrative examples of grievances and their outcomes.
The interactive sessions were facilitated by Dialogue Solution Limited (DSL) whose knowledgeable and experienced international arbitration practitioners delivered an in-depth perspective into international arbitration advocacy and practices, to allow each participant the best opportunity to develop their arbitration advocacy skills.
The CPO notes that this is yet another example of the State’s commitment to improving Industrial Relations practices within the Protective Services. He commended the efforts of the Prison Officers’ Associations of Trinidad and Tobago (POAOTT) (1st & 2nd Divisions) and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Welfare Association (TTPSWA) for their engagement over the years in heralding the Grievance Procedures into reality; the Senior Administrators of both organisations; the Permanent Secretary and the staff of the Ministry of National Security and the staff of the Personnel Department for their role in coordinating this initiative.
The training occurred during the period March 20th- April 14th, 2023.
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Chief Personnel Officer, Commander Dr. Daryl Dindial (right) flanked by Ms. Christianne Hope (center) and Mr. Seeraj Gajadhar of Dialogue Solutions Limited facilitators, at the Office of the Chief Personnel Officer.