CWU slams 'leadership crisis' at TSTT

THE Communications Workers Union (CWU) has said it is concerned with new developments regarding the operation of State-controlled Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT).

In a release yesterday, the CWU said the telecoms provider seemed to be undergoing a "leadership crisis" as over the last few months there have been several upper management upsets.

The union called on chairman of the TSTT board, former police commissioner Everald Snaggs, to explain the company's management strategy.

"(Snaggs must) clear the air on all the miscommunication that is taking place at TSTT. This is creating an environment of uncertainty and is demotivating the already dishevelled staff," the union said.

The union said the resignation of Reberto Peon, former chief executive, in June, would have allowed the company to finally "return to its profitable ways".

Then the board appointed Dianna De Sousa to be his acting replacement. However, she resigned her post last week, effective January 31, 2013.

The union viewed this move with scepticism, noting that she had exchanged correspondence with them, signed in her capacity as acting chief executive.

"(Snaggs) needs to tell us and the shareholders what is the real situation with respect to the leadership of TSTT," the union said.

The union said it had also been reliably informed that another executive will be resigning effective December 31.

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