The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association after coming to a consensus with the government and Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) have stated that they would not embark on strike action for at least the next two years.
According to a source, the is association expected to sign the collective bargaining agreement on Tuesday, November 3.
President of GRNMA Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo made this known while speaking in an interview with TV3.
She revealed that though all their demands have been met after the meeting, they would still go ahead and sign the bargaining agreement between them.
“At this moment, no, we don’t intend to withdraw our services. Like I said by next week the agreement will be signed. We will find a way of sharing it with our members and then we will continue with our service to the nation and we have the opportunity to negotiate in two years’ time and take advantage of that and make proposals that we hope the employer will look at and consider.”
“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”
“What we have, for now, we will hold on to it and then indeed fight another day,” she concluded.
Nurses in the country embarked on a strike in September this year after complaining of neglect of their working conditions by their employer.
They demanded better conditions of service including rent allowance.