Nurses, midwives declare strike over conditions of service

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The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association(GRNMA) and its allied association-Physician Assistants and Certified Registered Anaethetists have threatened to embark on a strike action on Monday, 21st September,2020 if the government fails to address issues that have to do with their conditions of services.

According to them, government and their employer has failed to meet the deadline for the implementation date for the agreed Conditions of Service.

Speaking at a brief press conference, President of the Association, Perpetual Ofosu-Ampofo said,”following series of negotiation meetings held with the employer and the posture of same in the on-going negotiation on the conditions of services for Nurses, Midwives, Physician Assistants and certified registered anesthetist, the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association issued a communique on the 4th September, 2020 informing the general membership about the posture of the Employer contrary to the provisions 97 of the Labour Law 2003(Act 651)

“A letter dated 9th September, 2020 was also served on all stakeholders informing them about the status of the negotiations and the possible actions of the GRNMA and its Allied Association,” she added.

Declaring the strike, Madam Ampofo said, all Nurses, Midwives, Physician Assistants and Certified Registered Anesthetists in all public institutions are directed to withdraw their services from. 8:00 am on Monday.

“GRNMA National Council in collaboration with its Allied Associations has discussed fully the report of the GRNMA/Allied negotiation team on the proposal of the Employment and has concluded the following adding that, the proposal as reported cannot serve the economic interest of All Nurses, Midwives, PAs and CRAs”.

She appealed to the general public to seek Medical attention from other health facilities.

Ghana | |Vincent Kwofie