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TUC Slams Atlantis Testing Policy

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Trade Union Congress President Obie Ferguson isn’t happy about the COVID-19 testing policy at Atlantis, requiring all employees to pay for their own COVID tests. He’s urging the resort’s management to reconsider.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Trade Union Congress President Obie Ferguson isn’t happy about the COVID-19 testing policy at Atlantis, requiring all employees to pay for their own COVID tests. He’s urging the resort’s management to reconsider. Berthony McDermott reports.  


New protocols for Atlantis workers which require employees to foot the bill for their own Covid-19 test isn’t sitting well with Trade Union Congress President Obie Ferguson. The Health and Safety Act states that no employer shall levy or permit to be levied on any employee, any charge in respect of anything done or provided in pursuant of any of the provision of the act. As a result, Ferguson is questioning how a company can make such a mandate? Ferguson added that it would be in the best interest of Atlantis to reconsider the policy. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Philip Davis he asked Atlantis to reconsider making unvaccinated employees pay for weekly covid-19 testing. Davis who met with Atlantis President Audrey Oswell told reported that the new policy was the result of a mandate by Brookfield Management, which owns Atlantis, that all employees be fully vaccinated. Ferguson said he thought a policy like this would’ve been discussed with stakeholders before implementation. He left this bit of advice for the mega resort.

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