The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is adding its voice to those warning members of the public against attacking members who are on the job.
President Kimberley Agard came out in defence of both nurses and Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) workers, some of whom have been on the receiving end of verbal and physical abuse by the public.
“As recent as yesterday, a report had to be made to the police on behalf of an SSA worker because a resident threatened to shoot him because he does not close the bin cover. I also know that recently a business owner assaulted a worker because he moved a cone in order to have the garbage removed.
“However, we all know the importance of the work the SSA does, but if they feel threatened, they wouldn’t be able to do their job as good as they want to or as the public would want them to and this is not the type of society we want,” Agard said. (Nation News)