They have complained that no medical team is available at the airport to screen people, who they think may have the Ebola virus, even though promises were made to have this in place.
According to reports, several people from Nigeria, one of the countries affected by the virus, have already been granted stay in St. Lucia.
Other flights expected today, August 30 and in the new week will have more African nationals on board and could possibly be Ebola victims.
President of the Civil Service Association (CSA) has told the media that the custom officials plan to down tools today, if there is no medical team at the airport.
“If the next flight should arrive with anyone from West Africa, I do not believe the officers will attend to that flight.”
Isaacs said she had met with the officers who expressed dissatisfaction at the ministry for not acting fast enough.
The CSA president has said that the entire St. Lucia is at risk, but noted that custom officials are more vulnerable, given that they are the ones at the main port of entry.
Isaacs has urged the government to activate a medical team immediately.
On Friday, August 8, a man of Nigerian ancestry, but who resides in the United Kingdom, was flagged a suspected Ebola victim on a British Airways flight that was in transit in Saint Lucia and destined for Trinidad. However, this later proved to be a false alarm.
Following this incident, the Ministry of Health hosted a stakeholder consultation to discuss the Ebola virus and talk about preventative measures they had hoped to put in place.
The meeting was aimed at also reducing the possibility of importation and spread of the disease.
The plans discussed were to have all the port of entries, properly staffed with medical teams to respond to a possible threat of Ebola.
However, to date there have been no word regarding the activation of medical teams in different locations to assist with the detection of the Ebola virus.
This deadly disease is currently at epidemic levels in the West African countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea and Senegal.
The Ebola outbreak “continues to accelerate” in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
The total number of cases stands at 3,069, with 40% occurring in the past three weeks
Ebola is a viral hemorrhagic disease that is transmitted through close personal contact with a person infected with Ebola.