Members of the Health Services Workers’ Union (HSWU) of TUC (Ghana) have served notice to demonstrate against what they describe as the unfair treatment being meted out to them.
The leaders confirmed that, from 20th to the 22nd of October, 2021 members would be spotted in red attire and red bands protesting against what they describe as the unfair treatment being meted out on them.
According to the union, they registered lodged their complaint to the head of the Government negotiations team, the Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission concerning the unfair delay in their negotiations with the government on their conditions of service.
The Members of the Health Service Workers Union had hoped to complete this long-awaited negotiation about two years ago when the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission held an offsite meeting from 8th to 9th October with them, but unfortunately, they could not finalize everything.
“The Collective Agreement since 2015 has not seen any proper implementation and to complicate matters, the negotiations for HSWU members has been long overdue after the other sister Union’s conditions of service have been concluded in the year 2019 and 2020 and are being implemented, whilst our members are working with them in the same facilities and lagging behind,” a statement from the Members of the Ghana Health Service Workers said.
With all these complexities surrounding the ongoing negotiations, the leadership finds it unattainable to calm the nerves of members for a peaceful industrial atmosphere within the Health Sector because of the ongoing discrimination. The dragging of feet by the Government team towards the negotiations is causing a lot of agitations among members
Therefore, from 20th to the 22nd of October, 2021 members would be spotted in red attire and red bands protesting against what they describe as the unfair treatment being meted out on them.