Health Ministry appeals to MELPWU to call off strike and engage in a negotiation

The Ministry of Health has made a plea to the Medical Laboratory Professional Worker's Union (MELPWU) urging them to end their strike action and enter into negotiations.

The Ministry of Health has pleaded to the Medical Laboratory Professional Worker’s Union (MELPWU), urging them to end their strike and enter into negotiations in a press release (17 June).

In the press release on Monday (17 June), the Ministry of Health said the government’s negotiation team had agreed on most of the items proposed by the MELPWU.

The statement also urged the union members to be patient with the government’s negotiation team as they work to expedite the process.

“The Ministry of Health acknowledges the strike notice issued by the Medical Laboratory Professional Worker’s Union (MELPWU), indicating that the strike will commence on Monday, 17 June 2024, to urge the Government to approve and implement their proposed Conditions of Service.”

Read the full press release below:

The nationwide strike by MELPWU is to demand improved Conditions of Service for its members. This action follows unsuccessful negotiations with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC).

According to the MELPWU, the strike will affect services their members provide in medical laboratories, pathology laboratories, blood banks and selected mortuary facilities across the country.

Reporting by Daniel Donkor in the Bono Region

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