Go to court: Fair Wages tells Pharmacists

General News of Thursday, 4 April 2013

Source: citifmonline

On Strike Sign

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) has told Citi News it has no substantive issues to discuss with the Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA).

The Commission said it has implemented all the rulings by the National Labour Commission except the ruling on the grading of the pharmacists which is being contested in court.

Director of Grievance at the Fair Wages and Salary Commission, Cornelius Yawson said the Pharmacists can proceed to court if they are not satisfied.

“This GHOSPA issue is a long standing issue, there have been four different rulings from the National Labour Commission; the last time we were there the NLC told them enough was enough and asked them to go to court if they are not happy.”

The Pharmacists have bemoaned their neglect by the FWSC after it announced an intended strike on the 8th of April.

They also insist the FWSC has not implemented any of the rulings by the NLC. Secretary of the association, Franklin Acheampong said they will proceed with their strike until they hear something positive.

“The four issues that we took there, none has been implemented. As we speak, they say they are contesting it but they have not served us notice.Even the labor commission has not received any notice of their suit contesting their ruling.”

According to Mr. Acheampong GHOSPA would embark on a nationwide intensive strike till all the issues are addressed.