Grenada Broadcasting Network

6th October 2022

  

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What was anticipated protest action in front of the St. George ’s University Friday morning turned out to be over 300 students and staff being vaccinated today.

This amid reports of brewing noncompliance after the school announced its desire to have a fully vaccinated staff and student to recommence face to face learning for its august term.

President of the Technical and Allied Workers Union TAWU, Andre Lewis, speaking to GBN on Thursday, said he was not aware of a planned protest at the University Friday morning, adding that the union and the institution have been engaged in discussions surrounding the issue of vaccination.

Lewis says TAWU has made it clear that it will not accept the dismissal of any employee from the job due to refusal of taking the vaccine.

He added that the union and the school will be meeting with workers next week to engage in discussions surrounding the vaccine.

Last week the university issued a release in which it stated the resumption of in-person classes for its August term, adding that students, faculty and staff must be vaccinated in order to access campus services.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell who reiterated that he will not make covid-19 vaccinations mandatory said employers have the right to make their decisions in their interest

Over 300 staff and students of the St Georges University got vaccinated on Friday.

Only three individuals showed up to protest at the gates of the university at 9 am.

Due to fear of victimization, they asked not to be recorded, photographed, or otherwise identified.

 

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