By Zoila Palma: Today, the Nurses Association of Belize (NAB) issued a statement informing that after polling nurses across Belize, it is ready to implement industrial action against the Government of Belize.
In addition, NAB made several recommendations to Government urging that Government seek other ways of saving money.
Those recommendations include
Cutting exuberant allowances of Ministers and Senior Executives.
Prioritization of Government spending on improving people’s lives and the judiciary.
Refrain from the creation of unnecessary posts by the Government and cease hiring of non-essential positions.
Stop the wasting of Government funds on ridiculous and punitive national transfers of Public Officers that serves no benefit to the people and rather serves only to frustrate the experienced and much needed officers.
Employ officers by qualification and not by political affiliation.
Implement the law to improve on revenue collection by the Government from businesses and citizens without impartiality.
Restrict the use of Government vehicles for official purposes only, parking all government vehicles after normal working hours.
NAB also reminds that there must be no more taking home of government vehicles.
NAB says that if the above points are not accepted and an all-inclusive plan is not established to repair the economy of the country, there will be no other option but to stand against ‘the injustice being perpetuated against public officers.’
“Successive Governments have only bestowed pain and suffering upon this nation through reckless borrowing, spending and pillaging of the people’s resources; it stops now. In Solidarity: Nurses’ Association of Belize,” the statement ended.