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We won’t end strike despite NLC order- HSWU but GAMLS raises concerns

HSWU Strike: Govt and union's crunch meeting to resolve issues hits deadlock

We won’t end strike despite NLC order- HSWU but GAMLS raises concerns

Striking Health Service Workers Union wouldn’t cancel their continuous nationwide industrial action notwithstanding a directive from the National Labour Commission (NLC) to them to return to work.

Greater Regional Chairman of the Health Services Workers’ Union, Nene Teye Abloe, told African Editors that the union anticipated proper correspondence from the NLC prior to thinking about a call off of the strike that began on October 26, 2021.

“It should been an official letter written to us by government. They can’t simply go on air to begin talking. We won’t acknowledge that,” he said.

The union including research facility professionals, records faculty, orderlies among others, have throughout the previous four days laid down their tools in demand for better working conditions as against worsening working conditions of service.

Health Services Workers’ Union had expressed disappointment that government was purposely oppressing its individuals by disregarding its interests while acting in better confidence towards different associations.

The union said it had trusted that dealings that have traversed two years would have closed when the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission met a gathering from the eighth to the ninth of October 2021.

The circumstance has negatively affected health administration across Ghana with patients left stranded.

Mr. Abloe likewise said the government was utilizing the NLC to get everything its might want in the stalemate.

“It is a similar manager who is utilizing the office to threaten [us], and we won’t permit that to occur.”

“Government needs to return to negotiation table. For what we are searching for, they ought to have the option to fulfill our needs and afterwards, there will be harmony and agreement on the work front,” Mr. Abloe demanded.

The Health Service Workers Union ( HSWU) declared nationwide strike in demand for fuel, risk , accommodation and other allowances.

We won't end strike despite NLC order- HSWU but GAMLS raises concerns

Meanwhile, Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) is raising concerns over the effectiveness and sustainability of ongoing Covid-19 vaccination due to the strike by Heath Service Workers Union ( HSWU)

According to Public Relations Officer of
Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists Dr. Dennis Adu Gyasi, Covid-19 vaccination will not be effectively and properly administered due to the strike by the Heath Service Workers Union adding that the vaccines may be left at risks of expiring.

Speaking to Class FM, Dr. Gyasi said “I’m reliably inform that in one of the regions, they have received forty thousand (40,000) doses of Covid-19 vaccines just last week and if that is not administered in the next two or three weeks, that will be gone. Why will government spend money in bringing vaccines to the country but will not get health workers to vaccinate or administer them ? Without fixing the labour issue of health workers means we can be sure of the impacts Ghana will get under this situation”.

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HSWU Strike: Govt and union's crunch meeting to resolve issues hits deadlockWe won't end strike despite NLC order- HSWU

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