Singh gets $85,000 for wrongful SPORTT dismissal
Former Trinidad and Tobago table tennis champion Selwyn Singh was awarded approximately $85,000 by the Industrial Court after winning his case of wrongful dismissal against the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SPORTT).
Singh, who was the facilities manager at Manny Ramjohn Stadium since 2001, said he was dismissed by SPORTT in January last year with just three months left on his contract.
Speaking to the Express yesterday, Singh said he was fired by SPORTT in January last year, with SPORTT saying they were going to restructure the company, and that meant workers were going to be dismissed.
Singh pointed to a newspaper report that said close to 100 employees were sent home during the SPORTT reshuffle, but a source from SPORTT put the number of employees that were actually sent termination letters at around 30.
Singh explained: "I went to the Union (the Communication Workers Trade Union) and they took up my case, which was called in the Industrial court last Wednesday.
"The judges ruled that the dismissal was harsh, cruel, oppressive and contrary to good industrial relations practices," he added.
Singh said all the cases against SPORTT were being conducted separately.