Friday, February 23, 2018

Do your research, ‘Express’ editor

After reading the editorial in the Daily Express on Wednesday, July 9, entitled “Red card for PSA in immigration fiasco”, I would like to highlight that the editor has overlooked certain sections of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in presenting the aforementioned editorial.

Section 15 [subsections (a) - (d)] speaks to the grounds for refusal to work. Section 16 says how to report such refusal to work. Anyone reading the editorial and doing their research, would see that the cited Section 18, points to Section 16 and Section 16 references Section 15.

I do not want to believe that the editor of the Express did not follow through in researching the OSH Act to properly make the case of the title of the editorial. As a journalist holds as much sway and responsibility as any leader in society (including trade union leaders like Watson Duke).

This letter is not to weigh in on the legality of the action taken by the workers. It is not to opine on my views on Watson Duke or his endgame. It is simply an attempt to inform...inform of the necessity of journalism and of journalists who pride themselves and their employers on the tenets of integrity and responsibility.

Peter Garvey