Laboratory scientists suspend strike


The National Executive Council of the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS), says it has suspended its strike action with immediate effect.

The decision is in accordance with a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on Friday, June 1, 2018, between the Ministry of Health and GAMLS on the three key issues that compelled the Association to lay down their working tools.

In a statement signed by the President of GAMLS, Dr Ignatius A. N. Awinibuno, and the secretary MLS Michael Amo Omari, they informed members of the Association that discussions on the roadmap to the implementation of the MOU and other related resolutions start on Monday, 4th June, 2018.

The leadership assured all members of their total commitment to the full implementation of every item in the signed M.O.U. for the benefit of the members and cherished Clients. ”We seek your continuous support at each stage of implementing the agreed roadmap,” they added.

Microscopes and Tissue Processing Machine

On Monday, May 28, the medical laboratory scientists withdrew their services citing discrepancies in their salaries under the Single Spine Salary Structure.

Consequently, some members complained of intimidation from management during the five-day strike.

They leadership however expressed the Association’s commitment to stand by those members who have been intimidated or victimised by management owing to their participation in the strike action.

By O. Y. Addofoh||Ghana

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