Over 20,000 allied health professionals made up of lab technicians, mental health officers, physiotherapists and record keepers at various health facilities across the country are preparing to embark on an indefinite strike.

This, according to them, is in relation to a proposed upward adjustment of their membership renewal fees – something they want to be suspended.

The fee is said to have been increased by 15 per cent by the Finance Ministry.

In protest, they are boycotting the activities of their regulator and will subsequently strike if steps are not taken to address their concerns.

Speaking to JoyNews in an interview, the General Secretary of the Council of Presidents for Allied Professionals, David Naboari, underscored that they have been disadvantaged as compared to other health professionals.

“We are not being treated fairly so our action that we are taking is in regard to those issues that we’ve outlined in our letter. We’ve written to them but still, nothing is being done.

So, we are telling our members that until something is done, we are not going to renew our pins for 2023. We will lay down our tools and we are not going to renew our pins,” he stressed.

JoyNews understands the Allied Health Professions Council will be meeting with the Ministry of Finance on the matter.

However, it is not clear whether that move will prevent the workers from striking.

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