The Public Service Union, the SVG Teachers Union and the Police Welfare Association have all opposed the amendments to be made to the Public Health Amendment bill which will be debated in parliament today (Thursday August 5th).
The unions held a joint news conference on Tuesday, where they stated their concerns with the bill which they say imposes vaccination on workers in the public sector, particularly front line workers.
President of the Public Service Union Elroy Boucher said that the amendments seek to strip Vincentians of their rights.
Boucher said the government showed disregard to public sector workers and their unions with no consultation on the proposed changes to be made to the Public Health Act.
President of the SVG Police Welfare Association Brenton Smith said that police are at the crossroads with the proposed changes and urged all police officers to take a stand.
President of the SVG Teachers Union, Oswald Robinson said he has been closely monitoring the changes taking place and asked that teachers join forces to kill the bill.