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Nurses irked by reclassification delays
2012-10-13 09:52:49 | (0 Comments)
Anthonette Patterson (left), president of the Nurses' Association of Jamaica, and her colleagues take part in a church service to celebrate National Nurses' Week. - Norman Grindley/Chief Photograph
The implementation of the reclassification of the islandís nurses by the Government remains a major issue for the nursesí union, Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ), nearly three years after the exercise was completed.
NAJ president, Anthonette Patterson, says the matter was placed high on the agenda at the NAJ conference at Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort and Spa under way in Ocho Rios, St Ann.
She says the general membership is disturbed about the inordinate delay by the Government in implementing the reclassification which was completed in 2009.
Patterson says while the Government is seeking to control the economy, the NAJ is urging it to be mindful of the plight of public sector workers, including nurses.
She says the NAJ has no intention of accepting any proposal from the Government which doesnít include an increase in wages.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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