The National Labour Commission (NLC) has asked aggrieved nurses at the Accra Psychiatric hospital to give them more time to address their salary issue.
The nurses after a demonstration exercise on November 18 gave government a one-week ultimatum to pay their accumulated salaries or face their wrath.
[contextly_sidebar id=”Z11XC5ZgaidT3bRkbewi7V533lylBfoY”]They had earlier threatened to lay down their tools over the same issue.
Meanwhile, a meeting on Wednesday to resolve the impasse ended in a deadlock.
According to spokesperson of the nurses, Emmanuel Fibiri, the Ministry of Health failed to attend the meeting.
He said the Ministry instead “sent a letter asking National Labour Commission (NLC) to give them two weeks since the person representing the Ministry of Health was not available.”
“We planned carrying out with our strike action but the commissioner pleaded with us to give her one week to resolve the issues. Because we have our patients at heart, we agreed to one week. So we have decided to hold on with our strike action till next week,” he said.
By: Patricia Conteh/citifmonline.com/Ghana