Members of the Medical Laboratory Professional Worker’s Union (MELPWU) are continuing with their industrial action despite a directive from the National Labour Commission (NLC).

The Labor Commission on Thursday, June 20, 2024 directed MELPWU members to end the strike and return to the negotiation table with the government.

The MELPWU initiated their strike on June 17, citing the government’s delay in addressing their conditions of service. The industrial action has significantly impacted public health services, leaving patients stranded and forcing many to seek more expensive laboratory services at private facilities.

A visit to Ridge Hospital and the Adabraka Polyclinic reveals that the strike is still in force despite the order.

Source: Ghana/ Essien