The National Association of Registered Midwives Ghana (NARM-GH) has announced that they have withdrawn from the intended strike by Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) and allied associations.
In a statement signed by its national President, Ridwana Hawa Amoako-Agyei, entreated all practicing midwives to disregard announcement made by the GRNMA and remain at post whilst leadership continue to engage Government through the Ministry of health and Ghana health service to resolve other outstanding issues.
The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has notified the government that its members and allied associations including the Ghana Physician Assistants Association and Ghana Association of Certified Registered Anesthetists will withdraw their services from Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8.am.
According to the association, the decision to threaten to strike is part of their demands for improved conditions of service.
A statement issued on Thursday, September 17, 2020, by the Association said the government’s stance during negotiations fell foul of Act 651 of the Labour Law which deals with issues of good faith for stakeholders, which the association appears to have an issue with.
The statement signed jointly by the Presidents of the GRNMA, Ghana Physician Assistants Association and the Ghana Association of Certified Registered Anesthetists also directed the general public to seek medical attention from other health facilities.