Nurses call on cabinet to try living on US$200 as they protest 5%increase

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By Leroy Smith

The nurses during their protest action on Friday, November 22. [iNews' Photo]
The nurses during their protest action on Friday, November 22. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com]Senior male nurse of the Georgetown Public Hospital Kempton Alexander brought out several other nurses of the country’s main health facility as they used their lunch break to protest the annual imposition of the Guyana Government of a five percent increase to public servants.

Speaking with the media during the protest which was mounted outside the Hospital’s New Market Street entrance, the nurses related that they cannot survive on US$200 a month and called on the Cabinet of Ministers “to try do something.”

A called was placed to the Leader of the Opposition and the President of Guyana to look into their concerns which includes their allowances which have not been adjusted for almost a decade.

According to Alexander, the union has already written to the Ministry of Labour to have the issue of the allowances addressed.

The small group of nurses vowed to continue their protest action during their lunch breaks to air their concerns.

 

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