Accra Psychiatric Hospital nurses threaten to strike over salary arrears


We, the nurses of Accra Psychiatric Hospital who were employed and assumed duty on September 2013, June 2013, April 2014 and May 2014 respectively, write to notify you of our preparedness and readiness to embark on a sit-down-strike effective 3rd August, 2015 over the Ministry of Health’s refusal to settle our unpaid salary arrears. We, having the passion for our work and less appetite to resort to such actions, have been compelled to do so due to the position Ministry of Health has taken concerning our salary arrears.

We have taken all legitimate and diplomatic steps to resolve this matter amicably in an attempt to avert any unrest but the Ministry of Health has well demonstrated its lack of interest in our case. It is worth noting, that in as much as several diplomatic attempts were opened from several fronts to resolve the challenges, the Ministry of Health remains adamant, hence our decision to lay down our tools. Please be duly informed and take note.

Thank you.