Ghanaian nurses to sign ‘no strike’ for 2 years agreement

Members of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) and its allied bodies will soon sign an agreement not to strike for at least the next two years.

According to the President of GRNMA Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo, these nurses are expected to sign the collective bargaining agreement on Tuesday, November 3 having reached a consensus with the government and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC).

“Once that is done, it will be duly submitted to the National Labour Commission on Wednesday,” she told TV3‘s Daniel Opoku after final negotiations last Wednesday.

Ms. Ofori-Ampofo admits that not all their demands were met but they will “hold on” to what they have and sign the bargaining agreement.

“So in all, we had about nine issues that we tabled here at the Commission and with our employers. We have been able to attain some but not all.”

She disclosed that, at least, for the next two years her members will be at the post at the various government hospitals.

“what we have, for now, we will hold on to it and then indeed fight another day.”

The nurses embarked on strike in September after complaining of neglect of their working conditions by their employer.

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