TUC intervenes; striking doctors to call off strike if..

There are indications striking doctors may soon call off their week-long strike if the commitment made at a meeting with members of the TUC is anything to go by.

The meeting which was called at the behest of the Trades Union Congress to find a lasting solution to the myriad of strikes that have hit the country was attended by members of the Ghana Medical Association, University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), officials from the Employment and Finance Ministries and representatives from the Ghana Nurses Association.

Kwaku Asante Krobea, President of the Ghana Registered Nurses Association told Joy News shortly after the meeting “there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

Prior to Thursday’s meeting, officials from government and the GMA had taken an entrenched position and were involved in a blistering war of words in the media.

The exchanges extinguished any hope of a quick return to work by the striking doctors who are protesting delays in the payment of their arrears.

But Asante Krobea said given what had transpired at the meeting, there is hope that all parties will agree to a truce.

According to him, firm “commitments have been made on the part of government, the Ghana Medical Association as well as Fair Wages and Salaries Commission” to resolve the current impasse.

He said if the various stakeholders should respect the various commitments they made during the meeting the GMA may call off the strike tomorrow.

Asante Krobea said the meeting also discussed other pertinent issues that will enhance labour harmony in the country.