Medical laboratory scientists call off strike

Medical laboratory scientists call off strike

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  • “As a result of the high respect we have for the Committee, the strike has been called off. We will certainly advise our members. It is the members who take action and just as it was presented here, the conditions remain as it is and we do not see much change, we have a lot of trust in the Committee.”

The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) has called off its nationwide strike after meeting the health committee of Parliament.

The laboratory scientists said their decision takes immediate effect.

 

Members of the GAMLS abandoned the laboratories after two doctors were posted to head their directorate at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

After meeting Parliament’s Select Committee on Health, Dr Abudu Rahamani, the president of the association, said based on the assurance they have received from the lawmakers that their issues will be addressed they have resolved to return work.

“We have considered the recent ruling of an Accra-based High Court and the goodwill we have received from the Parliament Select Committee on Health and the Ministry of Health to help resolve all the issues that caused the industrial action,” Dr Rahamani told the media on Tuesday (1 June 2021).

“We, therefore, wish to appeal to our members of the KATH chapter, as well as all the regional chapters who took action in solidarity with KATH, to remain calm and return to work so that we will have the opportunity to review all the matters arising for further decision to be taken.

“As a result of the high respect we have for the Committee, the strike has been called off. We will certainly advise our members. It is the members who take action and just as it was presented here, the conditions remain as it is and we do not see much change, we have a lot of trust in the Committee,” he said.

“We hope that this time around, we will receive a favourable response,” the president said.

 

Source:ashantibiz