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Transport Authority boss out

Saturday, December 01, 2012    

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DANIEL Dawes, the Transport Authority’s (TA’s) managing director who has come under pressure in recent months from employees over his management style, lost his job yesterday.

A highly placed source at the authority said Dawes was handed his termination letter yesterday by the TA’s board.

The development comes weeks after the Ministry of Transport appointed a committee to investigate concerns raised by various groups, including staff.

In early November, almost 50 administrative and supervisory employees at the Transport Authority reported sick, in what sources claimed was an obvious show of protest against Dawes’ management style.

The workers, represented by the University and Allied Workers Union, in November, sent a two-page petition to the authority’s board to highlight their concern.

Dawes went to the Transport Authority in 2009 as managing director.

He previously served as a member of the Postal Corporation of Jamaica Board; the National Health Fund Board, and was a part-time lecturer at the University of Technology Jamaica.

He has also worked as a manager at the Ministry of Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce, and as a senior director at the Natural Resources Conservation Authority.

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