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Gov’t presents new Conditions of Service proposal to doctors

Labour minister Haruna Iddrisu has revealed that government has presented a new conditions of service proposal to the striking members of the Ghana Medical Association.

According to him, it is the view of government that the new terms will be favorable to the two parties involved in the negotiations.

The former trades minister has also dismissed rumours that negotiations have broken down between the parties.

Ghanaian doctors have declared strike over government’s inability to agree on their service conditions. They, however, failed to carry through their threat to resign en masse Friday. They, instead, voted to extend their strike for two more weeks in anticipation of a resolution to their concerns.

Speaking on Joy FM’s news and current affairs program ‘News File’ Saturday, Mr. Iddrisu said government is still open to further discussions with the GMA.

“We haven’t reached a deadlock. We are still negotiating with them. In fact yesterday (Friday) we met them before their meeting.

“I can confirm that we have indeed withdrawn the initial proposal to them and have replaced it with a new one which we believe will be favorable to both parties,” he stated.


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