Saturday 21st September, 2019
By Christopher Tetteh, GNA
Sunyani, Sept. 21, GNA – The Bono, Bono East
and Ahafo Regions branch of the Health Services Workers Union (HSWU) on Friday
held a cleanup exercise in the Sunyani Municipal Hospital (SMH) to climax its
year’s week celebration.
The Union members together with the Hospital
Administrator swept the hospital yard and also cleared all the weeds in the
The theme for the year’s celebration was:
“Organizing for better pensions from 2020 and beyond, a time to make a
Ms Isabella Patience Goka, acting Regional
Industrial Relations Officer of the Union in an interviewed with the Ghana News
Agency, said the event was aimed at highlighting some of the major challenges
of the union members.
She said unfair placement of some members on
the Single Spine Salary Structure, non-implementation of Laboratory Policies
and poor working conditions are some of the major challenges facing the union.
Ms Goka said many experienced union members
have left the profession because of the situation and this has affected quality
health care delivery in the country.
She called on government to address their
concerns and motivate with meaningful packages to stay on job.
Ms Goka said the life of health workers
becomes so miserable on pension and called on government to increase their pension
lump sums by 31 per cent; adding that there is the need to pay all the delayed
allowances of the members.
She urged the public to ensure clean and
hygienic environment for their communities and the nation.
Mr Elvis Joe Eshun, Sunyani Municipal
Hospital Administrator, commended the Union for the initiative in cleaning the