Rotational nurses demand unpaid benefits and have threatened to go on strike.

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The Ministry of Health has been given a two-week ultimatum by the Rotational Nurses and Midwifery Association (RNMA) to release the funds for unpaid allowances immediately. Strike action will be taken if the deadline is not met.

The RNMA reports that about GH₵12,000 in unpaid allowances is still owed to the July batch of rotational nurses and midwives. They claim that the Ministry has not responded to numerous letters they have submitted since September 2023 asking for the issuance of financial approval for payment.

In a statement, the RNMA leadership blasted the government’s inaction, saying it jeopardises the Ghanaian healthcare system and negatively impacts the members’ health, well-being, and financial security. In the event that the Ministry does not swiftly address their concerns, they threaten to go on strike in two weeks.

The RNMA requests that the Ministry of Finance move immediately and that the Ministry of Health accelerate the release of their financial approval. In order to put pressure on the government for a prompt settlement, they also ask for assistance from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana, the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA), and other relevant parties.

The leadership of the RNMA urges its members to pursue a settlement through the proper channels while maintaining composure and determination, even as they demand quick action.


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