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Global Statistics

All countries
230,231,346
Confirmed
Updated on September 21, 2021 7:00 pm
All countries
205,234,838
Recovered
Updated on September 21, 2021 7:00 pm
All countries
4,720,846
Deaths
Updated on September 21, 2021 7:00 pm

Barbados: Gov’t will act if there is no consensus on vaccination in workplace – Mottley

“If we cannot get consensus . . . the Government will govern.” With these words, Prime Minister Mia Mottley entered the hot-button debate on vaccination in the workplace on a day that some workers complained they were feeling pressured to get inoculated.

Mottley was responding to a question during a press conference to update the country on the COVID-19 situation and the recovery from Hurricane Elsa. She hinted that for those who refused the vaccination, there might be a cost for regular PCR tests.

She said the vaccine matter is expected to be discussed next week when the Social Partnership – a tripartite grouping of government, the private sector and labour – meets. While employers appear to be pushing for a fully vaccinated workforce, some workers believe it is their choice and have found support among some attorneys.

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