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Call for consensus or else . . .


Antoinette Connell

Call for consensus or else . . .
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. (GP)

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“If we cannot get consensus  . . . the Government will govern.”

With these words yesterday, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley entered the hot-button debate on vaccination in the workplace on a day that some workers complained they were feeling pressured to get inoculated.

Mottley was responding to a question during a press conference to update the country on the COVID-19 situation and the recovery from Hurricane Elsa. She hinted that for those who refused the vaccination, there might be a cost for regular PCR tests.

She said the vaccine matter is expected to be discussed next week when the Social Partnership – a tripartite grouping of Government, the private sector and labour – meets. While employers appear to be pushing for a fully vaccinated workforce, some workers believe it is their choice and have found support among some attorneys.

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