The Transport Authority, TA, is rejecting claims by an employee that she was demoted because she asked the company to implement additional measures to accommodate her due to the impact of the COVID-19 on her family.

On Wednesday, Licensing Clerk Martina Edwards told our news centre she was demoted from a Licensing Clerk to a Records Clerk without any formal notification of the reason for her demotion.

In a press release this morning, the Authority’s management said Ms. Edwards did not use the recommended method for addressing industrial relations matters.

It also notes that standard procedures used by the organization when reporting grievances will be applied.

Ms. Edwards says since reporting the issue, the Authority’s management has not made contact with her.

Miss Edwards says the issue was reported to the University and Allied Workers Union, UAWU.

The UAWU says the issue is still being reviewed by the board for urgent resolution.

However, Ms. Edwards says the UAWU has not been proactive in her case.

Martina Edwards, Transport Authority employee.

When our news centre contacted General Manager for Human Resource Management and Administration at the Transport Authority, Audley Carter, he said he did not wish to speak with the media on the issue.

When asked if Ms. Edwards would lose her job for reporting the issue, Mr. Carter said the issue is an internal matter on which he will not comment.