Barbados health care workers will be getting ‘hazard pay’ later this month, local reports say.
Barbados Today quoted Executive Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Juliet Bynoe-Sutherland as having made the disclosure Sunday night.
““We wish to remind the public that the Government in November 2020 would have allocated Supplementary Funds for the payment of hazard pay to QEH frontline staff working at isolation centers, AED [Accident and Emergency Department, EAS[Emergency Ambulance Service],” Bynoe-Sutherland stated.
She spoke as the National Union of Public Workers denied having authorised industrial action by COVID-19 frontline workers.
The denial came in response to a social media post.
The post expressed concern about health workers performing their duties through weekends and bank holidays.
It asserted, among other things, that the authorities recall the workers from vacation.
But the post also highlighted a lack of remuneration.
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