Healthcare workers to get backpay this week

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 16:00

The Ministry of Health says funds have been released by the Ministry of Finance for the payment of the remaining 50 percent arrears of salary to all eligible employees of the Regional Health Authorities who were previously paid the first 50 percent of the arrears. 

The announcement came via a media statement Monday evening.

The Ministry said cheques are being processed and it is anticipated that payment will be effected by the respective Regional Health Authorities between Thursday 6th April and Friday 7th April, 2017.

The Government owed health workers a total of $500 million, which it had promised would be paid in two tranches.