Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Ghana: Calls to end doctors’ strike

The National Labour Commission (NLC) has call for an end to the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) to end its strike as soon as possible “in the best interest of all stakeholders”. The government worries that the doctors’ strike could spread to other public sector workers as it tries to cut the budget deficit.

The NLC made the plea on 12th October after it met with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) and the GMA to try and resolve issues relating to the migration of medical doctors onto the government’s new Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).

President John Atta Mills has also appealed to striking doctors to return to work. The government faces a massive challenge in keeping state spending under control as wage demands escalate under the new salary structure.

He said that the situation at the country’s hospitals was becoming difficult to manage and urged doctors to consider sick and dying patients across the country.

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