GHOSPA Strike Gov't cannot meet your demands - Minister tells GHOSPA

The Employment and Labour minister says, government did not make provisions for market premiums for agitating pharmacists in the 2016 budget.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Employment and Labour Relations Minister, Haruna Iddrisu says meeting the demands of striking pharmacists is almost impossible.

According to him, government did not make provisions for market premiums for agitating pharmacists in the 2016 budget.

“There is little that can be done because it was not budgeted for in the 2016 budget, therefore, government is unable to accede to their request,” Haruna Iddrisu said at a press conference Wednesday.

GHOSPA, on Monday, declared an indefinite strike in protest of  what they call the failure of the National Labour Commission (NLC) and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to address discrepancies in their market premium payment.

But the Labour Minister believes the strike will only discomfort patients and has therefore urged the pharmacists to rescind their decision.

He says though there is no budget provision government is committed to finding a solution to the issue.

He revealed a committee formed to look into the issue has completed its work and recommendations forwarded to the Grievances Committee for the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to take the necessary action.

The National Labour Commission has argued that the strike action is not in the interest of the ordinary Ghanaian and has since dragged GHOSPA to court.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Mike Oquaye Ghana's Speaker of Parliament is a "big fool" - Sekou Nkrumahbullet
2 REGSEC Coordinator Attack Delta Force Leader apologises to Nana Addo...bullet
3 Cars for MDA's Prez Nana Addo halts purchase of new vehicles...bullet
4 AMERI Power Plant NPP reveals more fishy deal on AMERIbullet
5 Pension Pay 40 former MPs drag govt to court over pension paybullet
6 AMERI Power Plant Here is the full report on the $510m...bullet
7 Ghana's Legal System Judicial integrity badly damaged by...bullet
8 AMERI Power Plant NPP Committee report on AMERI power deal...bullet
9 Wrong Robbery Suspected armed robber electrocuted at Oyarifabullet
10 Sad News Thunder kills prophetess at Assin Fosubullet

Top Videos

1 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day - Asiedu Nketiabullet
2 Video Metro Mass bus catches fire on Cape Coast-Kasoa highwaybullet
3 Prophecy I predicted Kintampo accident - Prophetbullet
4 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
5 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank...bullet
6 Meet Aisha the female mate who aspires to be a driverbullet
7 Health Alert Fufu is killing Africans - Mensah Otabilbullet
8 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries...bullet
9 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
10 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet

News