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PSA President Gives 6PM Deadline To Health Minister for Assurances Given Via Word of Mouth to be placed on Paper.

AR-302209961.jpg&MaxW=730&imageversion=ArticleThe Ministry of Health has been warned. The ultimatum comes from President of the Public Services Association Watson Duke and is directed to the Minister of Health, Dr. Fuad Khan.
Standing firmly in support of Regional Health Authority workers outside of the Ministry of Health, for the second consecutive day this morning, Mr. Duke called on Minister Khan to document what has been verbally assured.
It was only yesterday that the Minister, supported by Finance Minister, Larry Howai, said that the workers could expect their 14% pay increases by the end of September. It was however noted that workers’ back pay would not be available until November, two months after this country’s general election on September 7th.
This morning, leading protest action for the third time this week, Mr. Duke said they were tired with what he dubbed, the “ole talk”.
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He gave a deadline of 6pm today before further action is taken.
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Fuad-Khan

Health Minister Dr. Fuad Khan

Minister of Health, Dr. Fuad Khan in response to PSA President, Watson Duke leading workers in protest action, finds that it is very unfortunate that he would engage workers in such action at this time, when it is already finalized that they will receive wage increases and be given their back pay.
Speaking to News Power Now this morning, Dr. Khan considers that Watson Duke has no right to demand otherwise, but rather work hand in hand with the Ministry.
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Commenting on improvements within the Health sector and the services given by Health workers, Dr. Khan said that he hopes customer service within the RHA’s will improve after workers are in receipt an increase in salary.
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With reference to whether workers back pay will be documented before the promised October/November date, Dr. Khan said Watson Duke will have to abide by the Finance Minister’s word.
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