Health workers urge government to motivate them with meaningful packages

Health workers urge government to motivate them with meaningful packages
Source: GNA
Date: 22-09-2019 Time: 05:09:10:pm

The Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions branch of the Health Services Workers Union (HSWU) is calling on the government to address their concerns and motivate with meaningful packages to stay on the job.  

Acting Regional Industrial Relations Officer of the Union, Ms Isabella Patience Goka, said unfair placement of some members on the Single Spine Salary Structure, non-implementation of Laboratory Policies and poor working conditions are some of the major challenges facing the union.

She made the statement in an interviewed with the Ghana News Agency during held a clean-up exercise in the Sunyani Municipal Hospital (SMH) to climax its year's week celebration, on Friday.

The Union members together with the Hospital Administrator swept the hospital yard and also cleared all the weeds in the surroundings.

The theme for the year’s celebration was: "Organizing for better pensions from 2020 and beyond, a time to make a difference".

Ms Goka said the event was aimed at highlighting some of the major challenges of the union members.

She stated that many experienced union members have left the profession because of the situation and this has affected quality health care delivery in the country.

Ms Goka added that the life of health workers becomes so miserable on pension and called on the government to increase their pension lump sums by 31 per cent; adding that there is the need to pay all the delayed allowances of the members.

She urged the public to ensure a clean and hygienic environment for their communities and the nation.

Sunyani Municipal Hospital Administrator, Mr Elvis Joe Eshun, commended the Union for the initiative in cleaning the hospital’s premises.