A joint group of some unemployed private and public Nurses and Midwives has maintained its plan of embarking on a massive demonstration come September 5 if government fails to grant financial clearance for their postings by the end of August. The group says the move has been necessitated by government’s lack of commitment coupled with the indifference of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) as regarding their postings.
The group which has some Nurses who graduated from various training institutions as far back as in 2012 decried the silence of their mother union (GRNMA) on government’s constant failure to give financial clearance for their onward posting.
Speaking on Radio Univers’ Labor Front Show on Friday [August 24], the National Vice Organizer of the Coalition of the 2016 Public Unemployed Nurses and Midwives, Mr. Bilekmiah Moses Liman stressed that, calls on the leadership of GRNMA to front the concerns of these aggrieved nurses have not received much attention. A situation he calls unfortunate.
“We have engaged them several times and even during our last picketing at the Ministries of Health and Finance they made it clear to us that we should handover the fight to them and they will carry on with the fight. Ever since we did that we have not heard anything from them”, he lamented.
“I have been monitoring on social media and I’ve not heard anybody granting an interview saying that we are fighting for jobs for our people. It seems to me that we have a mother union but the mother union is a dead union. Is it because of politics that they cannot come out and fight for us to get job to be employed? Does this happen in the educational sector? No! These are the questions we need to be asking them”, he fumed.