The Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA) has threatened to fully withdraw their services if the government fails to address the outstanding issues relating to their Interim Market Premium, Grade Structure and Placement, and Conditions of Service.
At a press conference on Tuesday, the Association stated if the government, through its agencies, fails to formally commit to negotiations concerning their conditions of service, they would withdraw “emergency and in-patient services” at government hospitals after Wednesday.
According to them, their decision has come about because the government had failed to fulfil its promises and also failed to engage them formally.
The GHOSPA declared an indefinite strike last week after a breakdown of negotiations with government, spanning six years, over its grade structure and placement in public health facilities.
Meanwhile, Minister of Employement and Labour Relations, Haruna Iddrisu has stated that government was not in a position to pay the interim market premium GHOSPA is demanding.