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BREAKING: Nurses and Midwives to strike if 20% COLA is not paid – GRNMA

The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has announced that if negotiations for a 20% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for members fail, the association will go on strike.

The Association wants the Public Sector Joint Standing Negotiation Team to complete the negotiations no later than next week to ensure that they receive what they are asking for.

“We are calling for engagement on these issues, not necessarily a strike at this time,” she cautioned, “but it would be unavoidable if what we are expecting does not happen and we are left in limbo as we see ourselves this time.”

Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo, president of the association, told 3FM Sunrise that the association is currently pursuing a valid collective bargain by organized labor rather than private interests. As a result, COLA cannot be granted to just one or two professional bodies or one trade union while the others are excluded.

“I am anticipating such a meeting to be held not later than next week so that we may engage and know the path forward on these problems,” she told Alfred Ocansey.

She also stated that their request for a basic wage review for next year, which has been on the table for some time, must be considered.


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