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Community health aides restive

Jamaica Observer

Monday, June 11, 2012 | 4:04 PM    

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THE National Workers Union (NWU) is reporting that Community Health Aides are restive due to fears that they are being left behind as the Ministry of health seeks to give advanced training to new recruits.

In a release to the media  NWU president Clifton Brown said longstanding health aides are uncomfortable with the situation and is seeking dialogue with officials at the Ministry of Health.

"The present unrest stems from what is said to be more advanced training being given to new recruits with a view of placing them at a higher level than the long standing Community Health Aides. The prospect of this is untenable, as long standing employees should be given the opportunity for upward mobility through new training opportunities rather than being left behind in the Ministry of Health's quest for more technically trained personnel," the release stated.

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