History of healthcare workers
in Trinidad and Tobago
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The working-class history in general of Trinidad
- South doctors on go-slow
- Trinidad Guardian, 25 January 2000. Doctors at the
San Fernando General Hospital have gone on work-to-rule
following the collapse of a doctor over the weekend due to
exhaustion from working overtime.
- CPO accuses PSA of inaccuracy
- Trinidad Guardian, 15 March 2000. The PSA rejected the
CPO's offer of a salary increase of zero in the first year, one per
cent in the second year and two per cent in the third year. The
union also complained the CPO took 14 months to reach that figure.
The CPO question the Public Services Association's commitment to
the negotiating process for public servants.
- Trinidad unionist under death threat
- CANA Online, 19 April 2000. Jennifer Baptiste, President of
the Public Services Association, who has lead thousands of
nurses in protest demonstrations over the past three weeks,
received a death threat (very brief).
- Fed-up PoS nurses plan shutdown today
- By Joanne Briggs, Trinidad Guardian, 26 April 2000.
Nurses have threatened a total shutdown of the Port-of-Spain
General Hospital today, in light of yesterday's failed meeting
between the Public Services Association (PSA) and the Ministry
of Public Administration.
- Government steadfast on 'no work, no pay'
- The Herald, 27 May 2000. Nurses in Trinidad, who
were off the job for 72 days and have agreed to return to
work, threaten to remain off the job because of the government's
steadfast position not to pay them for work not done.
- Nurses bow to pressure - Sickout fizzling
- By Yvonne Webb, Trinidad Guardian, 20 June 2000. The
seven-day sick-out by nurses has not garnered the kind of response
anticipated. Vishnu Bhim, representative of the nurses section of
the Public Services Association (PSA), said it has not translated
into the success they expected because their members are bowing to
all kinds of pressures.