Striking nurses talks fall through

Hopes for an end to the impasse between striking nurses and Government by Christmas have been dashed.

Head of the Unity Workers’ Union, Senator Caswell Franklyn, the man who has led the three-week-long industrial action, told the Sunday Sun that plans for an intermediary to broker a peace have fallen through.

Franklyn said a meeting was scheduled for 9.30 a.m. on Christmas Eve, but half an hour before the scheduled start time, he received correspondence from Minister of Health and Wellness The Most Honourable Jeffrey Bostic that Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley would sanction the meeting on condition that the striking nurses returned to work.

The outspoken trade unionist made it clear that this was not something he was prepared to do and, therefore, the industrial action would continue into its fourth week. (CLM)

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