SJBA – delaying the re-opening of schools until Sept will impact businesses/workers

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    The San Juan Business Association says the possible decision of delaying the re-opening of schools until September will impact businesses and their workers, especially female employees with children.

    In a release, Association President Vivek Charran says with the length of time female workers may be forced to stay at home, their jobs would then become redundant.

    He then adds that “women and indeed all parents forced to stay home” will find themselves in for a tough time in terms of earning income and job security.

    As such, it is calling on the Education Minister to ensure students are returned to schools in a timely manner, and, in accordance with all health regulations.

    The SJBA however has welcomed that assembly of an economic recovery response team to provide a road map post-COVID, and is anxious for the concerns of non-essential small and medium-sized enterprises to be discussed.