NHIA workers threaten strike over poor conditions

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Workers of National Health Insurance Authority across the country are

likely to declare a strike in the coming days over poor conditions of


Senior staff members say all attempts to negotiate with management have failed.

Luv FM's Erastus Asare Donkor who has been following the story

reported the workers as saying that government has introduced a

biometric system with no logistics to work with and that explains the

many queues that have been forming at the various National Health

Insurance Offices.

He said that the staff have been working overtime with no compensation

and with no idea when the 2014 salaries would be adjusted. Several

calls for negotiations have fallen on deaf ears, the workers lament.

The workers were to declare a strike on Monday but after a meeting

with National Executive Council a letter was rather produced to their

mother union-UNIGOV to lead the struggle.

Erastus Asare Donkor intercepted the letter which in part read: "With

reference to management letter to UNIGOV of 7thOctober 2014 on the

subject of payment of the cost of living allowance to staff and our

response dated 13 October and the failure of management to pay the

cost of living allowance as proposed and other matters, we have two

months to the end of the year and workers cannot bear the economic

hardships in the country and they are incensed."

The workers are therefore asking the union to quickly take action or

they will be forced to proceed on strike.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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