The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Union (GRNMA) has stated that if discussions for a 20 percent Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for members are unsuccessful, the association will go on strike.
The Association requests that the Public Sector Joint Standing Negotiation Team ensure that the negotiations are completed no later than the following week in order to guarantee that they receive what they are requesting.
She said, “A strike would be inevitable if what we are anticipating doesn’t materialize and we are left in limbo as we see ourselves this time.” We are calling for interaction on these topics, not necessarily a strike at this moment.
Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo, the association’s president, stated to 3FM Sunrise that the association is currently pursuing a legal collective bargain on behalf of organized labor and not personal interests. Therefore, just one or two professional bodies or one trade union can receive COLA, leaving the others out.
She said to Alfred Ocansey, “I am anticipating that such a meeting would be scheduled not later than next week so that we can engage and know the way forward on these concerns.
She continued by saying that their long-standing request for a base pay review for the following year must also be taken into consideration.