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Jan 15, 2018

Jackie Willoughby Gone from P.S.U. – Threatens Suit

Jackie Willoughby

Former president of the Public Service Union, Jacqueline Willoughby, is a long-time trade unionist. But tonight she has severed ties with the Union amid what she calls lingering personal and ethnic differences with fellow unionists. She has engaged legal services to sue certain members of the Union’s Council of Management regarding repeated slanderous allegations made against her. Willoughby’s personal letter says that she has come as far as she can go with the Union and contends that she and other members have been personally attacked and prevented from serving the interests of the Union’s membership as a trustee. She makes multiple allegations of misappropriation of funds and general malaise in the activities of the Union under its current leadership. In a separate letter from Senior Counsel Michel Chebat, P.S.U. president Doreth Cayetano-Obermayer is accused of not acting on the remarks made by other P.S.U. council members on three separate occasions to the effect that Willoughby stole Union funds, claiming that she found no basis for the allegations. This public falling out is the most recent black-eye for the union after former PSU President Eldred Neal sparked outrage when a secret recording of a private conversation emerged in which Neal made derogatory remarks about the Garifuna culture.

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