Medical Laboratory scientists hint another strike?

By Maame Aba Afful
Medical Laboratory scientists hint another strike?
Medical Laboratory scientists hint another strike?

Members of the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists have expressed dissatisfaction at the manner in which the Ministry of health is treating a Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) signed between the two parties.

 The Laboratory scientists, in a statement released on July 16, claimed that the Health Ministry is treating the MOU which enabled them to suspend a labour unrest carried out on May 28, 2018, in bad faith.

It will be recalled that the services of all laboratory scientists were withdrawn for four days from May 28, before the Association called the strike off on June 1, 2018. The reason for the suspension was as a result of signing the memorandum of understanding with the Health Ministry to begin discussions on implementing the agreed roadmap.

Contrary to the agreement, however, the Laboratory scientists have said the Minister has never been available for a dialogue to begin the implementation but resorted to radio interviews to discuss matters of the MOU publicly on different occasions.

They have urged the Ministry to fulfill its commitment to implement the MOU without delay, saying that, "Further delay in commitment to the implementation of the MOU will cause the Medical Laboratory
Scientists to advise themselves as leadership will communicate."

Read the full statement below: