Grenada Trades’ Union Council Calls For Urgent Meeting With Minister For Health

PR- The Grenada Trades Union Council (GTUC) has written to the Minister for Health, Honourable Nickolas Steele, another letter requesting an urgent meeting to discuss Governments response and preparation to prevent workers and the population from contracting the Corona Virus

In its letter, the GTUC made the following demands among others: – 

1. That a meeting be held urgently with the Grenada TradesUnion Council and its Affiliates since we have members in the Health Care, Emergency Service, Air and Sea Ports (border control), Hotels and Public spaces who stands a higher risk of exposure to the disease

2. That the Government recognise that COVID19 is an Occupational Safety and Health threat

3. That comprehensive Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) be provided to all frontline 

workers and those who may encounter infected people

4. The rights of all workers be respected to remove themselves from situations that they 

consider poses an imminent or serious danger to life or health in keeping with Section 74 (2) (e) of the Employment Act

5To ensure that no worker suffers any loss of pay during any period of quarantine

The GTUC made it clear that its concerns were for all workers in Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique, whether unionized or ununionized, casual, contract or permanent in the formal or informal sectors

The Grenada TradesUnion Council called for an urgent meeting with the Minister for Health and other relevant personnel from the Ministry of Health to be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 0900 hrs