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Antigua: Unvaccinated public servants warned their leave could become permanent


(Antigua Observer) Workers in the public sector set to be replaced come October 1 if they remain unvaccinated are being warned that their temporary relief from work could become permanent.

The warning came from Prime Minister Gaston Browne who was speaking during Thursday’s sitting of Parliament.

In discussing the country’s fiscal position, Browne noted that the government has been able to successfully restructure the country’s debt without retrenching workers or reducing salaries and wages, even when circumstances necessitated a reduction in staffing by at least 20 percent.

“Now that we have decided to act as a responsible employer to ensure that there is a safe environment in the interest of all, public servants have the gumption to be threatening us and challenging us. Really?” he queried.

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