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GMA calls off strike

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called off its three-week-old strike, an official statement from the leadership of the doctors has noted.

The doctors embarked on the industrial action over government’s inability to agree on their Conditions of Service.

A directive by the National Labour Commission to resume duty yesterday, Thursday August 20 was ignored by the physicians.

But the statement signed by its President Dr Kwabena Adusei-Poku Friday said the doctors are now willing to sit with the government to ensure that their concerns are fully addressed.

“That the ongoing withdrawal of out-patient and emergencies services by members of the GMA is suspended.

“That the suspension takes effect from Monday August 24,2015.

“That all members of the GMA should fully restore their services effective 8am on the said day,” portions of the statement noted.

It added:”That the negotiations committee of the GMA should continue to negotiate on behalf of the members of the GMA with government such that the conclusion of negotiations would be fed into the 2016 budget for implementation of same.

“That all members should wait for the further information from leadership as and when it becomes necessary”.


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