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7000 nurses begin strike today over unpaid salaries

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The unrest on the labour front is deepening as more health workers embark on an indefinite strike today.

The Coalition of unpaid Nurses and Midwives has decided to lay down their tools over unpaid salaries.

The affected health workers, numbering over 7,000 from across the country say they would only rescind their decision if government pays them their due in full.

The aggrieved workers have accused government of reneging on numerous promises to settle the arrears.

Spokesperson for the group Douglas Adu-Fokuo told Starr News they can no longer bear the hardships inflicted on them by the situation.

“Last two months, we issued a statement that we wanted to strike and our authorities met and gave us assurances and so we decided to go back to work.

“The same authorities met our colleagues at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital and also gave them similar assurances that by the end of September everyone will be paid. They even noted that they have secured 7000 clearance to make sure that everyone is paid. But we have already ended September and nothing has happened and so we are going to stay home until everything has hit our accounts,” he fumed.


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