St Vincent teachers union to establish medical fund

First Vice President of the SVG Teachers Union, Mr Vibert Lampkin says the Union would be taking steps to establish a medical fund for critically ill teachers who are seeking treatment here in the state or abroad.

Lampkin made the announcement at a press conference hosted by the union on Tuesday 7th November, he said an agreement establishing such fund would be brought before an upcoming AGM, expected to be held on the 15th of November 2017.

Lampkin noted that a proposal for EC$5 to be deducted from each members salary every month will go directly toward the Medical Fund, the monies will be disbursed to critically ill teachers based on their medical conditions.

It was also stated at the press conference that a committee will be set up to manage the Medical Fund.

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