Source: kasapafmonline.com - An Accra Fast Track High Court (Labour Division) has struck out a writ filed by General Secretary of the United Front Party [UFP], Listowell Nana Kusi-Poku, against the Ghana Medical Association (GMA).
This was after the plaintiff withdrew the case against the body of Medical practitioners on Wednesday.
The UFP Chief Scribe had filed a writ seeking the court to declare the strike embarked upon by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) as illegal.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - Negotiations between the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) and the ministries of Employment and Labour Relations and Health on the conditions of service for public sector doctors resumed yesterday.
Source: starfmonline.com - A senior member of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) Dr. Ernest Yorke has said doctors are resuming duty today with a heavy heart.
The doctors called off their three-week-old strike on Friday after pleas from the general public, chiefs and government.
The doctors are demanding codified conditions of service – a package they have been demanding for decades.
Source: myjoyonline.com - Members of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) who embarked on a strike to demand codified conditions of service are expected back at work today, Monday, August 24, 2015, after calling off their three-week strike.
The GMA has however asked the National Labour Commission (NLC) to enforce its rulings and ensure negotiations are completed.
Source: starrfmonline.com - The government has backtracked over its decision to freeze the August salaries of doctors who embarked on a three-week-old strike over their conditions of service.
The aggrieved members of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) hanged their stethoscopes and withdrew from handling all emergency cases which resulted in the death of 500 people nationwide.
Source: GNA - The 37 Military hospital in Accra is attending to more emergency cases as the strike by members of the Ghana Medical Association over their condition of service continues.
A visit by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) to the Hospital on Friday revealed that both the out-patient department of the hospital and the emergency unit were full with patients seeking medical attention.
Source: citifmonline.com - The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has explained that their strike was called off following the numerous appeals it received from the public.
The GMA called off its three weeks strike over codified conditions of service for its members.
Source: citifmonline.com - General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr. Frank Serebour, has insisted that they do not owe Ghanaians any apology over the three-week long strike.
Source: starrfmonline.com - Ghanaian doctors will sign a codified conditions of service by September 30, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations has disclosed.
Haruna Iddrisu assured negotiations between the doctors, who called off their strike Friday, and the government will resume Monday, August 24 at 11am.
Source: peacefmonline.com - One may think persons who opt to join the medical profession are members of a nobility group; but a renowned labour expert has degraded that perception.
Labour consultant, Austin Gamey, has concluded that members of the Ghana Medical Association [GMA] are not “gentle” as initially thought.
Speaking on NEAT FM, Mr. Gamey maintained that, “no gentle person will go on strike”.
According to him, government must with immediate effect sack the striking doctors for ‘deliberately slaughtering patients’ by their strike action.
Source: Daily Guide - Government is set to bring in a total of 177 doctors from Cuba to support healthcare delivery in Ghana.
The move forms part of measures to mitigate the effect of the ongoing strike by members of the Ghana Medial Association (GMA).
“Government would continue the process of bringing in 177 Cuban doctors to augment the efforts of government to protect life and restore normalcy in the health sector,” the Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia, said at a news briefing yesterday.
Source: TV3network.com - Public health facilities are expected to resume full operations as per the directive of the Minister of Health despite the strike by doctors.
Dr Alex Segbefia on Tuesday, August 18 directed all heads of those facilities to resume full operations from Wednesday as government persuades the striking doctors to return to work.
Source: myjoyonline.com - The Kwapong police post in the Brong Ahafo region which was evacuated after Saturday’s riot has been re-opened.
The reopening follows a Security Council meeting that resolved to replace police officers who clashed with angry residents with new officers.
Source: Today Newspaper - Government is now on its knees begging the striking public doctors to go back to work whilst negotiations continue.
“We are on our knees begging the striking doctors and appealing to them to go to work whilst we continue with negotiations, pleaded Ato Sarpong, a deputy Minister of Communications.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - Labour consultant, Mr Austin Gamey has said government has delayed in dismissing doctors who are on strike over their conditions of service.
In a radio interview on Tuesday, Mr Gamey said it was about time government took the necessary steps to put its house in order. “I charge the employer to immediately take action to stop them from working for him.
He should sack the doctors immediately at once. They should not be part of the employment records of Ghana,” he said.
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