Nurses strike is “unwarranted” – Rojo

The deputy Minister for Health, Rojo Mettle Nunoo has described the strike embarked on by the Nurses and Midwives Trainees Association as “unofficial and unwarranted”.

He has said that there are negotiations currently ongoing as part of efforts to improve upon the working conditions of all health sectors including the nurses and midwives trainees.

The association is justifying the action of its members who are currently on strike to protest the poor conditions under which they work.

The association has complained that its members have been exploited without being compensated for their efforts, a situation that frustrates them.

The trainees said their call for improved working conditions including an increase in their allowances, have also been ignored.

However Mr. Mettle Nunoo said government has already engaged the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to assess and re-adjust the allowances given the trainees.

“The association must also work through the professional association who are the ones negotiating their conditions of service, so going to the media is not the solution to the problem. ” The minister added.

Hon. Mettle Nunoo said that as far as he was concerned, the association had put nothing official before him.

 

 

 

Source: Citifm

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