West Gonja Hospital Nurses Strike

Nurses at the West Gonja Hospital at Damongo, the capital of the Savanna Region, have embarked on a sit-down strike starting today, Monday, 1 July 2019.

A statement signed by Abdul Karim Issah, Chairman of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association at the West Gonja Hospital, Damongo, said the management of the hospital has failed to address their concerns raised earlier in June.

The nurses said they had an agreement with the management of the hospital to be paid 10 per cent of their basic salary as allowance starting January 2019 but that has not materialised.

They are also not happy that they have been denied study leave.

This, according to the aggrieved nurses, is an attempt by the management of the hospital to stifle their career choices and progression.

Again, the nurses have alleged that they are not being promoted.

They say they will only resume work if their demands are met.

Source: Ghana/ClassFM

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