Gov't pharmacists to strike over market premiums

Gov't pharmacists to strike over market premiums

Ghana is about to be hit with yet another industrial strike action. This time around, by members of the government hospital pharmacist association (GHOSPA) who are demanding for market premiums.

National secretary of GHOSPA, Emmanuel Nana Wiafe, revealed in an interview with CitiFM that members of the association are “tired of government’s attitude towards addressing issues pertaining to public sector pharmacists.”

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“We want finality to be brought on issues pertaining to our interim market premium, issues concerning our grade structure and placement. We want a completion of our conditions of service negotiations for our members. If by the middle of next week (starting August 22), by which the seven-day period would have been exhausted, then we will embark on the strike as our members have voted for,” Mr. Wiafe warned.

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The threat of strike by GHOSPA follows a recent industrial action by members of the civil and local government staff association of Ghana (CLOSSAG) who recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the labour ministry.

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