Pressure is mounting against the Government's public sector safe zone policy, which calls for all employees of State agencies and companies to be vaccinated by mid-January.
Yesterday, the Joint Trade Union Movement held another news conference about the move, this time urging public sector workers, vaccinated or not, to report for duty as planned come January 17, the first working day after the deadline.
Other lesser-known unions have emerged adding their voices to the debate, arguing that it is the worker's right to choose to be vaccinated or not.
They too have claimed the policy announced by the Prime Minister in December seeks to arbitrarily alter the terms and conditions of employment for the workers.
Some other unions have also come forward with downright bizarre theories even questioning the classification of COVID-19 deaths, in the hope that this will somehow eclipse the harsh reality facing the country for almost two years.
The Public Services Association, the union which actually represents public servants, yesterday chided the Government for not meeting with them before announcing its decision.
It also said there could have been better collaboration with trade unions in ensuring some measures were adhered to in a bid to keep hospitalisations down - such as mask-wearing, social distancing among others.
While there may be some validity in that logic, no amount of verbal gymnastics could erase the scientifically proven fact that vaccinations are required to win the battle against COVID-19.
As it stands now the country's COVID-19 death toll is inching closer to another grim milestone - 3,000.
Health officials are readying themselves and have put measures in place to treat with a post-Christmas COVID spike. Cases of the Omicron variant are climbing.
The country is far from being out of the woods where the disease is concerned.
While the Government could have consulted with unions representing public sector workers beforehand, the unions themselves could also have done more particularly as the country's COVID situation worsened.
While respecting an individual's right to choose, education about COVID-19 vaccines, which some union leaders have admitted to taking, could have gone a long way to allay some of the fears and concerns of workers.
Who better than those fighting for the rights of the working class to reach out and connect with them on such a critical matter.
Despite the mounting opposition, Government would do well to stay on course with its plan to increase the vaccination rate.
Other countries have faced similar resistance and even worse but persisted.
The new dashboard from the Ministry of Health, shows quite clearly the number of unvaccinated citizens who died from COVID-19 far exceed those who were fully vaccinated and succumbed to the disease.
What further evidence do public sector workers and unions need?
This newspaper asks again, how many more must die before we do what is required to see the end of COVID-19?