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Relief for SSA workers soon, says Forde


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Relief for SSA workers soon, says Forde
From left: SSA public relations officer Carl Padmore; Stephen Niles, nephew of Christopher Griffith and manager of cemeteries and Minister of Environment and National Beautification Adrian Forde. (Picture by Lennox Devonish)

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The concerns of Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) employees will be addressed shortly, says Minister of Environment and National Beautification Adrian Forde.

He was speaking during the official opening of the renovated Christopher Griffith Recreational Centre at the SSA’s Wildey, St Michael depot when he gave that assurance.

During the event, Forde said they were working on a medical plan and getting new uniforms for the staff. He also said the trucks will soon be equipped with mechanised arms to ease the workers.

“I have already spoken to the chairman, and the managers because I know you had some concerns when I first came relating to medical insurance. I want to tell you this part of your complaint will be addressed in the not too distant future.

“I also want to tell you that that there was a concern about your physical well-being related to lifting those big, heavy cans. But I want to say to you that in the not too distant future, there will be mechanised arms associated with the trucks so that you can have an ease from lifting those big, heavy cans. . . so these are things we are looking at so that you can do the best that you can,” Forde said. (TG)

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