Health : Doctors strike in the offing if…
The Ghana Medical Association may begin another strike on Monday, April 8, 2012 by refusing to attend to out-patient cases at government hospitals.
The National Executive Council of the Ghana Medical Association are currently meeting in Kumasi in Ashanti Region.
According to the General Secretary of the Association, members of the GMA are outraged by a ruling by the National Labour Commission on Friday April 5, 2013 which upheld a payment schedule for the arrears for the Doctors salary outlined by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission.
The industrial action will be intensified from April 15, if their grievances are unattended to by then.
The doctors had wanted the NLC to overturn an earlier payment schedule instituted by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission.
According to the schedule, Doctors will be paid in three tranches, 2012 arrears owed them and the payment will begin in May 2013.
The May payment will comprise arrears for January 2012 to April 2012. The second payment due in July will comprise arrears for May 2012 to September 2012 whilst the final payment due in September 2013 will comprise arrears of September 2012 to December 2012.
The GMA called off a two week strike on February 12, 2013 after an intervention from the President.