The Union of Professional Nurses and Midwives has asked its members to partake in an industrial strike action beginning Monday 21st September, 2020. The Union thus has directed all a members of UPNMG in public health facilities across the country to lay their down their tools to press home their concerns and demands.
In a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the UPNMG, John Agbenyeavu and copied to Radio Waa, the Union said the decision to partake in the strike was after an intensive consultation between leaderships and members of the Union.
The statement stressed that “UPNMG believes in unity in diversity, therefore protecting the welfare of nurses and midwives cannot be compromised due to union differences”.
UPNMG through the statement said to ensure that Nurses and Midwives get what they deserve through the negotiations with their employers, it is critical that that all unions together pursue a single course with a single voice.
Mr Agbenyeavu through the statement advised that “going forward the holder of the bargaining certificate engages all unions within the Nursing and Midwifery fraternity during negotiations of this nature”.
The statement from UPNMG urged the employer to fully reconsider their stand so that “we can come to a reasonable conclusion on our conditions of service because Nurses and Midwives deserve better”.