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May 4, 2021

Are Overtime Payments Still Outstanding for Health Workers?

Darrell Spencer

Overtime for frontline healthcare workers…There are reports that overtime for nurses, accrued over the pandemic, has still not been paid.  During today’s protest, News Five asked Darrell Spencer, the President of the Nurses Association of Belize, whether in fact these payments have been settled.


Darrell Spencer, President, Nurses Association of Belize

“From the time the healthcare workers are still disgruntled, it is telling me that what politicians say and what’s actually happening in real life are two different things.”


Paul Lopez

“So are you confirming that there are in fact outstanding payments for certain healthcare workers?”


Darrell Spencer

“I do so confirm that there are still persons being owed overtime and are being channelled through odds and ends as how to collect what is rightfully theirs.”

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