Nurses sticking with CTUSAB in wage negotiation with Gov’t

The Barbados Nurses Association (BNA) is sticking with the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) as civil servants continue their push for increased wages.

“The BNA’s position is to continue to sit at the bargaining table under the umbrella body of CTUSAB where they are negotiating for increased salaries and improved working conditions for nurses,” President Joannah Waterman told Barbados TODAY.

Waterman said nurses are “low paid” and their salaries have been stagnant since 2009.

The BNA’s statement comes against the backdrop of the recent call by top officials of the island’s largest public sector trade union, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) for a two-day national shutdown, aimed at getting Government to accede to its pay demands.

The NUPW’s  membership failed to answer the protest call.

4 Responses to Nurses sticking with CTUSAB in wage negotiation with Gov’t

  1. Alex Alleyne January 20, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    I’ll go along with this one.
    Make sure a fee of $1.00 is paid for every visit to the polyclinic for persons over 18 and under 65. Nurses are over worked, these persons must be alert when dealing with LIVE persons. PAY TEM WELL.

  2. milli watt January 20, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    another woman turn on you Akanni……… wonder where Redman is on this.

  3. Helicopter(8P) January 20, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    We wish well for our nurses as we know many job positions do not carry as much responsibility as theirs. A small co-payment or sur-charge should be paid to yhe polyclinic depending on patients work status making that copay disreguarded to the proverty level casualties and walk-ins.

  4. jrsmith January 20, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    I have said many times bajans must wake up and realize the world is not free anymore….. My take they should be a 10 dollar charge on prescriptions , who could pay more pay more and who cant pay that’s acceptable , I cannot get my head around the fact that our country is so badly run, we cant trust anything which involves politicians and money…………………………………


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