Clyde Weatherhead

Clyde Weatherhead
Objective Providing professional consulting services to organizations involved in the practice of industrial relations.
Experience 2000 – Attorney at Law/Consultant
 ’  Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court October, 2000 
 ’  Private practice – Magistrate’s Court, Industrial Court and High Court 
 ’  Lecturer – Business Law and The Law and You at COSTAAT 

1998 - 2000 Part-time Consulting – Study at Law School

Consultant in Industrial Relations

Various clients – Handling Industrial Relations Matters – Ongoing 

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) – Survey on Ships and Seafarers visiting Trinidad and Tobago in support of the Sexual Health Information Project for Seafarers of the ITF – June 1999 

Grenada Public Workers Union – Feature address to Anniversary assembly of members – theme Consolidating for the New Millennium – Grenada - November 1998 

Continuing Education Programme in Agricultural Technology (CEPAT ) Regional Training Programme – Training Session on Negotiating Techniques as part of a Seminar on “Negotiation and Communication Skills for the Professional in Agriculture” – November 1998 

International Labour Organisation (Caribbean Office) – Presentation on Approaches and Techniques of Public Service Managers in the Conduct of Labour Relations as part of a Seminar on “Industrial Relations in the Public/Civil Service in the Caribbean – Antigua – October 1998 

International Labour Organisation (Caribbean Office) – Development of Project proposal for the ILO on Strengthening Social Partnerships for Human Resource Development in the Caribbean Community – May 1998 

1979–1998 Agricultural Development Bank

Loans Officer II

Note: On leave of absence to serve on PSA Executive – 1990-97

 ’ Performed loans processing, project development and evaluation as well as project rehabilitation and collections related activities 
 ’ Managed the Chaguanas Branch for one year 
 ’ Developed computer-based Cashflow projection and analysis software 

1993–1997 Public Services Association


Chief Negotiator – collective bargaining and grievance resolution in the Civil Service, Statutory organisations and 17 bargaining units under the IRA. 

Advocate before both Divisions of the Industrial Court and the Special Tribunal, disciplinary tribunals in the civil service and statutory organisations 

Led organizational restructuring of the PSA at basic unit level and introduced a regional structure developing an expanded cadre of branch officers 

Introduced new Membership Benefits including scholarship programmes at all levels of education 

Established a Women’s Arm and Youth Arm of the Association 

Served as chief delegate to National, Regional and International Trade Union and other Organisations including the ILO, Public Services International, Caribbean Public Services Association and the National Trade Union Centre 

Director at NIPDEC and the Water and Sewerage Authority 

Editor of the Union’s newsletter and main publications 

1990–1993 Public Services Association


 ’ Managed the Industrial Relations/Grievance Handling portfolio 
 ’ Managed training programmes for union officers and members at all levels 
 ’ Managed the Association’s finances 
 ’ Upgraded the Association’s library facilities and upgraded information technology systems 

1979–1990 Public Services Association

Section Secretary/Chairman/Conference and General Council Representative

 ’ Led grievance handling of the ADB Section of the Association and formulated proposals for collective bargaining 
 ’ Served on the Publicity, Rules Review, Strategy, Education and 50th Anniversary Committees of the PSA. 
 ’ Participated in the Joint Negotiating Team in the Public Service in 1981 

1976–1977 UWI Extra-Mural O’Level Programme


 ’ Teaching O’level Chemistry 

Education 1998–2000 Hugh Wooding Law School St. Augustine
 ’  Certificate of Legal Education – practice qualification – May 2000 
 ’  President, Student Representative Council – 1999-2000 

1996–1998 University of London External Programme
 ’  Bachelor of Laws LL.B. (Hons) (with options in Company Law and Labour Law) 

1975–1978 University of the West Indies St. Augustine
 ’  Bachelor of Science B.Sc. Agriculture (with options in Financial Planning and Agricultural Extension) 

1966–1974 St Mary’s College Port of Spain
 ’  O’ and A’ levels (University of Cambridge) with emphasis on the physical sciences – Physics Chemistry and Biology at A’ Level 

Other Training 1990–2000 Short Programmes/Seminars/Conferences

Short Courses on Desktop Publishing; Computer Communications; Database Applications – Commonwealth Trade Union Centre (CTUC) Regional Computerisation Programme for Trade Unions – various times

Joint Meeting on Impact of Structural Adjustment in the Public Service - served on drafting committee of the conclusions of the meeting – ILO Geneva – 1995

International Conference on the Water Industry – Public Services International – Geneva – 1996

Workshop on Regulation of Utilities and Monopolies – GORTT, facilitator – Institute for Public-Private Partnerships, USA – Port of Spain – 1997

Workshop on Public Service Reform and Human Resources Management – Canada-CARICOM Scholarship Programme, Ottawa, Canada – 1997

Seminar on Human Resource Development in the Public Service – ILO/CARICAD, Bridgetown, Barbados - 1997

Seminar on A Guide to Grievance Handling and Discipline – Employers’ Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain - 2000

1979–1990 Short Programmes/SeminarsFinancial

Management Credit Administration; Computer Literacy; Economic Evaluation of Agricultural and Agro-Industrial Projects – ADB in-house

SeminarsAgribusiness: Investment Development and Project Analysis – United Nations – PROCADES

Project Management – Training Module - Central Training Unit, GORTT

Towards Improved Management Capability – facilitator - PMS Training

Essentials of Management – facilitator – Clyde James MPLIndustrial Relations and Grievance Handling – One-week in-house – PSA

Publications Various articles, speeches, presentations on the Public Service, Industrial Relations, Structural Adjustment, Health and Social Services, the Water Industry and other topics – 1990 –2000

Booklet on “The Consultative Machinery in the Public Service” – 1992

Co-author of booklet on “Pensions – Answering your Questions about Pension Matters” - 1993

Book – Speaking Out – A Collection of Letters and Other Writings 1991-1993, November 1993

ISBN 976-8104-69-4Co-author – History of the Faculty of Agriculture, UWI – 1977

Co-author – Booklet – The Real Story of Tobago – on the history of agriculture in Tobago – 1976

Interests Sports – cricket, football, running; Computer technology and software; Music; Art; Community Work


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