GFAHP joins lab scientists’ strike

The Ghana Federation of Allied Health Professions (GFAHP) in solidarity with the members of the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) has asked all its members to wear red arm bands from Monday, May 31.

It stressed that the directive is to totally and unconditionally support GAMLS “for the refusal of the management of KATH to restore industrial harmony to the Haematology Unit of KATH”.

Members of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) chapter of GAMLS embarked on a sit-down strike on Thursday, May 20 following the posting of two physicians to the Haematology Unit.

Exactly, a week after that industrial action, a nationwide strike was declared by the national executives of GAMLS after what they described as the nonchalance of the management of KATH to reverse its decision.

The strike has, nonetheless, been declared illegal by the National Labour Commission (NLC), which on Friday, May 28 secured an Accra High Court injunction to stop the action.

But on same day, leadership of GFAHP urged members “to participate fully in all actions of the Federation, in order to protect and preserve our various professions”.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana

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