Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Hospital staff to receive back pay by month end

(File Photo)

(File Photo)

Staff of the Psychiatric Hospital who have been affected by persistent pay issues are expected to see a resolution by month end.  

It was reported that some staff at the Black Rock institution had not been paid for up to six months, forcing the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) to take the issue up with the Personnel Administration Division (PAD).  

At a church service this morning to celebrate the start of Mental Health Month, Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel, Jeffrey Bostic gave the assurance that the issues are being addressed by government.   

While the Minister did not elaborate on the what had resulted in the excessive delay of wages, he said information is currently being gathered on those affected.  

“For those of you who have been having challenges with payments over the last few months, let me assure you that we have requested a list of all such persons throughout the entire health sector. We intend to resolve those issues by month end.” 

He said the information will be forwarded to the Ministry of Finance and by Thursday of this week, the list will be in the hands for Prime Minister, Mia Mottley.  

Minister Bostic expressed gratitude to those in the mental health profession for holding strain and sacrificing during this difficult time, noting that these ones were “unsung heroes”. 

 

 

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