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Government considers extending working hours of lifeguards

The union which represents life guards is not opposed to a proposal which was made by the Opposition in parliament recently for their working hours to be extended.

Recently government said it had no plans at this time to increase the number of lifeguards at the nation’s beaches.

The ruling administration was asked in light of recent drowning’s and the absence of Lifeguards, what measures are being taken to increase the number of Lifeguards at said beaches.

Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Franklin Khan, speaking on behalf of the Tourism Minister noted that the public can expect some action being carried out to address the situation.

He added that consideration will also be given to a request to extend the working hours of lifeguards.

However, Augustus Sylvester, Health and Safety Branch Officer of the National Union of Government and Federated Workers Union in a News Power Now interview said there is need for proper dialogue on such a matter.