Ghana Medical Association Workers Strike Over Pension Concerns

Ghana Medical Association Workers Strike Over Pension Concerns

Written by Peter Clottey | From Voice of America

The general secretary of the Ghana Medical Association says public sector workers will continue their indefinite strike action this week to pressure President John Dramani Mahama’s government to address their concern about their pensions.

Public sector workers on strike include, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, teachers and other civil servants. Hospitals and health centers across the country have been reportedly deserted, due to the labor action.

The government said the ongoing strike is illegal and has launched a legal challenge in court. But, the GMA secretary general, Dr. Justice Yankson said the administration is to blame for the strike.

“The strike is still in force and is going to continue until we’ve come to such a point that we’ve been able to resolve the issue,” said Yankson.

Officials have said the workers should trust their pension with the government. But Yankson disagreed, saying the administration has yet to win the confidence of public sector workers about their pension.

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