Psychiatric nurses will be the 3rd group of health workers to strike


The withdrawal of services in the health sector is expected to go from bad to worse as psychiatric nurses have also issued a one-week ultimatum to government over their allowances.

According to the nurses, failure by government to pay them their arrears will see them totally withdrawing their services from Monday, August 10.

Speaking on TV3?s Midday Live on Friday, July 31, Febiri Emmanuel, the spokesperson of the nurses, said they have met all requirements to get government pay their salaries, having been asked to fill some forms.

?We have gone ahead to fill the forms but nothing is happening,? he said, adding that they have petitioned stakeholders including the National Labour Commission (NLC) and the Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA) but nothing seems forthcoming.

According to psychiatric nurses, most of them began their practice in September last year.

?If by Friday the money is not paid into our accounts, we will withdraw our services,? he said.

Separately, the partial withdrawal of services by members of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) is biting hard at some patients as most out-patient departments of major hospitals were not opened on Friday, July 31, the second day of the action.

GMA had begun implementing its roadmap to resign en masse from the public sector after complaining of not having been properly engaged by government.

A withdrawal of emergency services will be unleashed from Friday, August 7 if government fails to get them a proper condition of service by next Thursday.



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