Staff of the Pantang Psychiatric Hospital have begun an industrial action, which will see workers not doing any work though reporting to work. The sit-down strike is in protest to the mass encroachment on lands in front of the medical facility.
Staff say the situation is hampering operations of the Hospital while they are also made vulnerable to thefts and attacks, in most cases.
Head of the Senior Staff Association of the Hospital Elvis Akuamoah had hinted of Monday’s strike and said there will be a halt in operations if the situation is not resolved by Wednesday.
He added that they will scale up their protest by hitting the streets if things turn out worse.
Representative of the Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA) Winfred Duasah said they have registered their displeasure about the situation several times to management but nothing seems to be forthcoming.
“We have organised a series of demonstrations…but still nothing has been done about it.” The workers want the space in front of the Hospital cleared of the growing permanent structures most of which are residences.