Gov’t given two weeks to meet demands of healthcare workers

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Healthcare workers attached to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) continued their protest action Wednesday morning on East Street, Georgetown calling for better pay and risk allowance.

Kempton Alexander, General Secretary (ag) of the Guyana Public Service Union told reporters that the Government was given a two-week ultimatum to meet the demands of the healthcare professionals before they embark on full industrial action.

The GPSU and the Government will now enter into negotiations and the healthcare workers have since suspended their strike action until the discussions are complete.

The healthcare workers are demanding a 50% increase in salaries, risk allowances, pension, gratuities and other benefits.

They want the risk allowances to be granted to all healthcare workers and not just those on the frontlines.

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