The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions hopes to include workers in supermarkets, banks, restaurants or public transportation among the priority groups for vaccination
A statement said that the Union of Independent Trade Unions (USI) called for vaccinations for all workers serving the public in basic services, such as supermarkets, transportation or financial offices.
“USI calls DGS [Direção-Geral da Saúde]The Ministry of Health and Prime Minister Antonio Costa listed “All workers providing basic services to the public as a priority group”, which can be read from the documents known today.
Among the workers under these conditions, USI lists those who “work in supermarkets, grocery stores, bank branches, public transportation, restaurants, financial offices, concert halls, notaries, dental clinics, post offices, and medical shops. Telecommunications.” .
The trade union believes: “These workers who provide a large number of public services bear the personal risks that they do not bring to those engaged in remote work. Therefore, in addition to being justice, this is also the top priority of public health.” Led by Paulo Marcos .
According to USI, the group of workers concerned is “critical to the functioning of the economy.”
Therefore, the independent trade union claims that compared with the first phase of vaccination, it is “necessary to go further” and welcomes the inclusion of teachers and non-teaching staff in schools at this stage.
USI also added: “It will immediately send its claim to DGS and the Ministry of Health.”
France’s Agence France-Presse reported that the covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 2,937,355 deaths worldwide due to more than 135.9 million infections.
The disease was spread through a new coronavirus that was discovered in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019.