The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has reminded government of its 3rd March deadline after which members will embark on a strike action if their demands are not met.
Members of the GMA, a fortnight ago served notice its members will embark on a nationwide strike on March 3, 2014, following what they describe as failure of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to implement decisions of the National Labour Commission (NLC).
The doctors have accused government of feet dragging concerning members’ grievances.
They suspect the National Labour Commission is conniving with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to deprive members of what is due them. President of the GMA, Dr. Opoku Edusei told Ultimate Radio’s Nana Oye Diabene in Kumasi that early this week, they met with the National Labour Commission over their concerns but the meeting ended in a deadlock.
“They summoned us using all the legal language, but they have failed to use that legal language to bring pressure to bear on the Fair Wages and the Government for that matter to make sure that they do the right thing”.
“We deserve the things we have asked for. We are not asking for any new salaries. We are asking for what is due us which is part of our basic salary which was paid and was stopped. If it takes 20 years, we will still pursue the case with all the power we have to make sure sanity prevails in the matter”he noted.
He said the Executive Committee of the GMA would be meeting this weekend to decide on its next line of action.
“We want to remind Ghanaians that we have a deadline which is the 3rd of March and we will see what comes out of the meeting towards the weekend”.