President of the Public Services Association Watson Duke said workers at Arima Health Facility would exercise “Zero Tolerance” if their salary negotiations were not settled by August 7.
Commenting on the Health Minister’s views that all is well Duke said the situation at the medical institution had not been rectified since staff and patients were forced to contend with black mould, fungus, a leaky roof and extremes of hot and cold.
On Monday, senior staff said although they had “clinic” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but there was a slowdown at Block B because of health and safety concerns.
Block B is the lifestyle facility which treats patients suffering from non-communicable diseases, including hypertension and diabetes.
Yesterday, a number of senior nurses had complained vehemently about the torrid heat, leaky roof, dilapidated toilets and unsanitary working conditions.