Letter: Striking Doctors to lose salaries – Labour Minister

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625932762_723568Employment and Labour Minister, Haruna Iddrisu, has said government will not pay the salaries of striking doctors and other public sector workers for the period they have engaged in illegal strike.

The statement comes at a time that doctors, University teachers, and Pharmacists are all on a strike government has described as illegal.

“Government wishes to remind all public sector workers of the provisions of the Labour Act 2003 (Act 651), which states among others that a worker on strike “may forfeit his/her remuneration in respect of the period during which he/she is engaged in the illegal strike,” the statement said.

Read full statement released by the Employment Minister Haruna Iddrisu:

“Government wishes to remind all public sector workers of the provisions of the Labour Act 2003 (Act 651), which states among others that a worker on strike “may forfeit his/her remuneration in respect of the period during which he/she is engaged in the illegal strike.

“Government is accordingly directing all heads of government establishments where workers have embarked on illegal (partial or full) strike actions to compile and submit to their respective Ministers of State the list of workers who have been absenting themselves from work as a result of strike or protest.

“The compiled lists are to be submitted to the Ministry of Finance on or before Friday August 14, 2015 for necessary action.”

“By this statement, Government is once again appealing to public sector workers presently on strike to call off their action and return to work while negotiations continue in good faith.”

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