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Barbados’ Prime Minister Condemns Strike By Nurses

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley has dubbed strike action taken by nurses as unwarranted and potentially dangerous.

She charged that the decision by nurses to take industrial action is inspired by opposition legislators and a trade unionist.

Nurses represented by the Unity Workers’ Union (UWU) have been staying off the job for just over a week, protesting unsatisfactory work conditions and other grievances.

The nurses are also objecting to a planned proposal by the government to require them to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus or undergo periodic testing under a Safe Zones policy.

The Prime Minister also noted that the pay of the striking healthcare workers would be docked for the duration of their time off the job.

Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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