A meeting between the Employment and Labour Ministry and the Health Services Workers Union (HSWU) on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, ended inconclusively.
The meeting was to enable members of the union, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, the Health Ministry as well as the Controller and Accountant General’s Department to address concerns raised by the workers.
The workers, on Tuesday, began, across the country, industrial action in protest of unfavourable working conditions leaving many patients stranded at public health facilities.
Speaking to , the Deputy Labour Relations Minister, Bright Wireku-Brobby, said though the meeting was inconclusive, most of the concerns members of the union raised were addressed.
He added that he was hopeful that members of the union will soon go back to work.
“Something triggered something and that is why they embarked on this action. So we met them and deliberated, and I think each side is happy and by the rules of engagement, the need to go back to their National Executive Council (NEC). Once everything is settled, they will resume work in the next couple of days and call off this strike.”
Meanwhile, leaders of the Health Services Workers’ Union said they will engage their members before a decision is made.
General Secretary of the Health Services Workers’ Union, Franklin Owusu Ansah in an interview insisted that their strike is still in force until negotiations are finalised.
“It is not conclusive, and we want finality on our concerns, but nonetheless, we are going back to our constituents to tell them what has transpired, but all that I can say is we have not concluded yet.”