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16.06.2006 General News

Health workers to resume work after appeal from VEEP

By myjoyonline
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Striking health workers say they will heed calls by the Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama to end their strike if he can guarantee that their demands will be met.

The Vice President had appealed to nurses, pharmacists and other health workers to end their one-week strike during a tour of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital to assess the impact of the action.

The health workers are protesting disparities in the new salary scheme, which they say unduly favours doctors.

The President of the Ghana Registered Nurses Association, Alice Asare Allotey told Joy News in an interview that based on the vice president's plea the nurses' council will meet its members today to appeal for an end to the strike. Mrs Allotey said the council trusts that the intervention by the Vice President will resolve all disparities.

"We have a council, we are getting in touch with our members so that we come round with this issue and then appeal to our members to go work. We are also appealing to the Vice President to use his good offices to also address the issue.

What we are discussing is based on principle. It is objectivity. We want them to really go through what the consultant has done, through the value that he has given us and pay us based on the principle or the work that the consultant has done".

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