St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis– Dr Terrance Drew, shared the update on the severance payments for those workers who were released from their duties in the meeting with the Union that represented these workers.
On Thursday, October 13, 2022, PM Drew took to social media and shared a glimpse of his meeting and noted,” The process has begun for severance payments for those workers who were released from their duties for not taking the COVID-19 vaccine and did not receive severance payments.”
He conducted a meeting with the Union, who recorded their complaints to share the progress report on severance report to the workers.
PM Drew mentioned that several have already received compensation and the process is ongoing.
He added, “I met with the Union that represented most of the workers who submitted their complaints along with several of the workers themselves, to update them on the progress. Several have already received compensation, and the process is ongoing.”
The criteria for the severance payments for employees in St Kitts and Nevis is going like that:
- The people who have more than five years of service will get two weeks’ wages for each year of work.
- For 5-10 years: three weeks’ wages per year
- For over ten years of employment: four weeks’ wages
Prime Minister Terrance Drew asserted that this is part of his commitment which is made during the campaign of the general elections. The government of St Kitts and Nevis fulfilled the promise made in the manifesto.
He said, “This is a commitment we made prior to obtaining office, and it is my mission to fulfil that promise.”
Further, on the same day, Prime Minister Drew also met with the management team of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. The purpose behind the meetings was to strengthen their relationship.
“Today I met with the management team of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in an effort to continue strengthening relationships. It was a fruitful discussion and I look forward to a continued partnership, “said the prime minister.