The President General refused to adhere to such an order. He was then told that he should accompany them to the St. David’s Police Station in order that they can conduct an interview with him. Bro. Bartholomew acceded to this request.
At the station, the President was retained for questioning for over three (3) hours. The law enforcement officers interrogated him about recent actions held by the Grenada Union of Teachers re the 4 % action specifically dealing with the March on April 7th, 2021.
The President General refused to answer most questions due to the absence of his legal representative. He also refused to sign any statement which was written by the officers.
GUT views this move as harassment and intimidation because of the ongoing industrial actions taken in recent times.
Meanwhile over seventy five (75) officers, trade union leaders and members gathered to show solidarity outside the Police Station. A spirit of militancy was ignited in those present which led to the evening climaxing with a walk to Belle Vue junction. The sounds of horns and chants were heard from afar which brought out villagers in their numbers.
GUT SHALL NOT BE MOVED
Grenada Union of Teachers