Grenada Broadcasting Network

7th February 2023

  

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The covid cluster at sandals resort has left many uneasy and one entity that has stepped forward to express its dissatisfaction is the Grenada trades’ union council (GTUC)

The unions’ umbrella body wants government and sandals to both take full responsibility for the outbreak.

The Grenada Trades’ Union Council (GTUC) is also laying blame at the feet of Government and Sandals for the country’s latest cases of covid-19.

The Council is asking whether Sandals was allowed to accept guests without the necessary tests and clearance being carried out, whether workers were allowed to interact with those guests, and the full extent of the Protocols under which Sandals was expected to function in this pandemic.

Prime minister Dr. Keith Mitchell admits that Sandals resort has failed in applying the recommended protocols, which led to the outbreak of what is described as a cluster, and promises to take decisive action.

The GTUC is of the view that no worker nor their dependents nor anyone impacted should suffer any loss as a result of this careless and callous development.

No worker nor their dependents nor anyone impacted should suffer any loss of income nor should they have to bear the cost of any medication or the cost of transportation.

The GTUC demands that Sandals and the Government of Grenada provide the necessary counseling that will be required.

Minister for health Nickolas Steele spoke on the immediate action taken by his ministry in dealing with the present situation and those impacted.

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