I read in one of the dailies recently that the DPM has stated that "the status quo will remain until both sides come to some resolve" concerning BEC and other government employees double dipping sickness payments. What on earth is Mr. Davis talking about? Claiming benefit from NIB while receiving full wages from the employer is illegal and an employer, ANY employer has the right to demand any benefit cheque paid to an employee be handed to the employer. In fact from personal experience, when attempting to claim NIB sickness benefit, I was required to get a form signed by my employer confirming I was, in fact, off sick and how much, if anything, I was being paid by my employer.
Mr. Stephano Greene, instead of giving questionable reasons for your members to double dip, it would be much better if YOU told those same members how lucky they are to have such generous employers (that is us, the people of the Bahamas) who continue to pay full salaries in time of sickness.
Yours, in utter disgust at the greed, perfidy and contempt of some of our Civil Service employees.
November 25, 2013