Grenada Registered Nurses Want Appointment, and More Money
For the second time in a week, Grenadian workers have taken to the streets of St George’s in protest and demanding government’s intervention.
A group of unhappy young nurses, who marched on Tuesday with trade union officials, is threatening further action in a couple of weeks if their appeal for increased wages is not met.
President of the Public Workers Union (PWU), which represents Grenada’s nurses Ms. Madonna Harford says she thinks within a matter of two weeks the government, should respond as two weeks is adequate to address the matter.
The nurses are complaining about EC$700 they receive monthly for services performed at the General Hospital, which is the same amount they received while in college as trainee nurses.
The nurses, who are also seeking permanent full-time employment, were joined by Harford and other PWU officials, as well as by representative of the Technical and Allied Workers Union (TAWU).
Health Minister Senator. Ann Peters, reacting to the protestors’ complaints, said hiring and payment arrangements for Grenadian nurses are the responsibility of the Public Service Commission.