Watson Duke believes more should be done for our frontline workers.
The Public Service Association President is of the view that frontline healthcare workers and those deemed essential workers are not being provided with the adequate privileges and he is now demanding that these workers automatically jump any queue to receive healthcare treatment.
In a Facebook live broadcast, Duke said “it’s time allyuh respect essential workers in this country.”
“Whether you are a healthcare worker, whether you’re a police worker, army, WASA worker, any worker that is now deemed an essential worker once you out working and you not feeling well—front of the line for you.”
Duke also called for a one million dollar payment to the relatives of any frontline healthcare worker who dies while on “active duty.”
“Any person in healthcare who has died in active duty should be given $1 million. We have had that conversation with the Minister of Health. We had that conversation last year…with him and all the CEOs of North West Regional Health Authority saying to them, organise a life insurance policy for all healthcare workers for $1 million should in case they become infected in the line of duty they should be given that,” he said.
Duke also wants the frontline healthcare workers to be given four months additional leave apart from their one month leave.
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