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NUPW submits hazard pay proposal


NUPW submits hazard pay proposal
NUPW general secretary, Wayne Walrond. (FP)

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One union has sent in its proposals for hazard pay for more front-line workers, but another says it will not be following suit as there is already a level of hazard pay for workers such as nurses.

Acting general secretary of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Wayne Walrond, confirmed yesterday that their proposal had been submitted to Government last Friday evening.

“You have other medical staff, pharmacists, orderlies, support staff, environmental health staff. There are various categories. It is something collectively that one submission was made, and we met the deadline. To say that everyone is okay, I cannot say. I can only contemplate that they are happy the deadline with the promised submission was met.

“I haven’t done a survey to see what percentage are happy, but I would reckon based on meeting the deadline as promised, they are comfortable,” Walrond told the DAILY NATION, adding he would check in with the nurses for feedback within the coming days. (RA)

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