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Some health care workers received their long-awaited appointments yesterday.

This was revealed after Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic, other ministry officials and acting general secretary of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Delcia Burke, met at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

The meeting was held as nurses and other staff walked off the job at the Winston Scott Polyclinic in Jemmotts Lane and the Branford Taitt Polyclinic on Black Rock Main Road, and others staged a sickout at the Geriatric Hospital, Beckles Road, all in St Michael.

Burke, who outlined the issues, said environmental health officers and environmental health assistants who were finally appointed had in some cases been acting in those roles for up to 15 years. She could not at the time say how many were affected. (TG)

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