MELPWU solidarizes with Health Service Workers Union; Calls on MoH to address concerns raised 

MLS Cephas K. Akortor
MLS Cephas K. Akortor

The leadership of the Medical Laboratory Professional Workers’ Union (MELPWU) has taken notice of the strike action declared by the Health Services Workers’ Union (HSWU) which begins today 26th
October, 2021.

The Medical Laboratory Professional Workers’ Union (MELPWU) is saddened by this development following expiration of the collective agreement between the employer and the HSWU in 2019 which has culminated into this industrial action. It is also worrying to note how poorly the
employer implemented this condition of service since 2016.

MELPWU, in a statement issued by its general secretary MLS Cephas K. Akortor wishes to solidarize with the HSWU and call on the Ministry of Health and other relevant stakeholders to take immediate steps to address the concerns raised by the HSWU to ensure industrial harmony in the health sector. “We are also urging all well-meaning Ghanaians to call on the employer to resolve this issue in a swift, equitable and fair manner.”

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We are not striking – MELPWU tells Laboratory Professionals

Meanwhile, the Medical Laboratory Professional Workers’ Union wishes to state that its members are not on strike as earlier communicated. “We are keenly monitoring how the employer is handling the condition of service of health workers to inform our engagement and negotiations with the employer. As a union that stands for justice and fairness, we shall not remain unconcerned should the sacrifices of our members be taken for granted.”

The leadership of the Medical Laboratory Professional Workers’ Union (MELPWU) wishes the HSWU well in their negotiations.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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