See full statement below from the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC):

Our workers are the backbone of Guyana’s economy. Our workers toil day-by-day to build and sustain our nation. Our workers faithfully pay their taxes. Our workers deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.

The APNU+AFC Coalition is therefore appalled by the unconscionable ‘lil freck’ of half month’s salary that the heartless and uncompassionate PPP regime is seeking to toss at some health care workers while marginalizing, side-lining and excluding others. This is disrespectful and unacceptable.

Cognizant of the difficult and challenging year that 2020 has been for all Guyanese, particularly for health care workers, public servants and members of the joint services, the APNU+AFC Coalition demands:

That all public servants (including health care workers) and members of the joint services receive one month’s tax free compassionate payment (in addition to their December salary)

That ALL health care workers receive an additional $100,000 BONUS above and beyond the one-month tax free compassionate payment as outlined in 1 above and their December salary.

Nothing less would be acceptable.

If the PPP regime can find billions of dollars to purchase luxury vehicles for themselves and tractors for a failing sugar industry then certainly it can find money for our workers, many of whom are experiencing difficult circumstances.

The APNU+AFC Coalition has a proud record of consistently paying significant end-of-year bonuses and generous salary increases to public servants and members of the joint services during our term in government.

We demand that workers be respected and treated with dignity and compassion. The APNU+AFC Coalition stands with all workers of Guyana.


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