Unvaccinated public sector workers to return to work

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The phrase Back to Work written on a yellow paper sticky note an stuck to a wall calendar background

Even as unvaccinated secondary students will be going  back to school, so, too, will unvaccinated public- and private-sector employees be heading back to their jobs.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Dr. Terri-Ann Joseph, the acting CMO, have concluded that the Government’s mandates were justified in order to achieve herd immunity in schools, in the private sector, and among public employees.

Therefore, the decision was taken that all public sector workers, whether vaccinated or not, are to return to work on December 1.

Those employees who remain unvaccinated by that date will be subjected to COVID-19 testing every two weeks, though at no cost to them.

In the meantime, banks and other financial institutions that have achieved community immunity — or 80 per cent inoculation within their organizations — will be permitted to start testing of their unvaccinated employees, beginning December 1, the Cabinet says.

(REAL NEWS)

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7 COMMENTS

  1. “Those employees who remain unvaccinated by that date will be subjected to COVID-19 testing every two weeks, though at no cost to them”.

    PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IT WAS SAID BY GASTON THAT AS OF 1ST JANUARY 2022, THESE SAME PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS WILL BE ASKED PAY FOR THEIR TESTS.

    So, from $350.00 weekly ($700.00 fortnightly), gaston is saying that about $150.00 will go to paying for testing.

    In my opinion, testing should be paid for by THE EMPLOYER.

    It is the EMPLOYER who have made the demand (as they can) so it is the EMPLOYER who should pay for the tests.

    Showing proof of vaccination in order to get a job is a totally different thing.

    I am sure that the unions are addressing their minds to this INJUSTICE (again) by gaston browne and his band of merry-men and merry-women.

  2. In the first place no one should have been forced to take any thing they dont want. U send ppl home now talking about compassion. Where is the compassion for all the workers who have been replaced by their work place. Where was the compassion for all the students u sent back home. Its very obvious that u think u are too high and mighty and u just do us as u please. I for one will never ever forgive u or this ablp party for forced vaccine and will do everything in my little power to VOTE u out of power

  3. @ Hmmm You sound like an ass .
    So many workers in Antigua the choice was take it or starve. Stop playing a dumbass.
    Say anything even if you know it’s false to be one of Gaston waste collector

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