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Ghanaian Doctors end strike

XYZ News can report authoritatively that Striking Doctors have finally suspended their five week-old strike.

They are billed to return to work from Wednesday May 8, 2013.

The Doctors went on strike to demand payment of their market premium arrears as well as their conversion difference allowances.

They also demanded a correction of anomalies in their pension contributions.

XYZ News learnt that an agreement was reached between the Doctors and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission about a pay schedule ruled on by the National Labour Commission.

The Doctors have been at daggers drawn with the Government over their grievances for the past one month.

They accused the Government of showing little commitment toward addressing their concerns.

The Government, at a point brought in 350 Cuban Doctors to mitigate the effect of the strike.

Other contingency measures were also put in place by the Government to mitigate the effect of the strike.

Also, a splinter Doctors’ group, Association of Ghanaian Doctors (AGMED) broke ranks with the Ghana Medical Association during the strike.

President John Mahama, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo amongst a raft of other prominent statesmen and institutions made incessant appeals to the Doctors to call off the strike but to no avail until now.