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South East healthcare workers threaten to strike today June 1 – Global News Network

Minister of Health of Liberia, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah

BARCLAYVILLE, May 30 (LINA) – Health workers in South East Liberia under the banner ‘South East Health Worker Network’ have threatened to stage slow action across the region starting Wednesday, June 1 .

According to the aggrieved healthcare providers, two months ago they engaged the Department of Health, local county health officers, local county authority, members of legislative caucuses and the National Union of Workers Grand Kru County Health in Liberia (NAHWUL) cataloging their concerns on the issues affecting them, but all their efforts proved to be in vain.

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In their petition, the health care providers call on the central government and its partners to address their concerns, including pay disparities among health workers, the constant reduction in their salaries, and low or low salaries of health workers.

According to aggrieved healthcare workers, nurses with diplomas, AAs, BScs, physician assistants and other healthcare personnel earn less than US$250 in take-home pay, while ‘they work 24 hours a day due to the limited number of staff, especially in Grand Kru County.

They find that there are too many volunteers in the various structures, which they say makes the work inefficient because they earn nothing at the end of the month, while retired staff are not yet replaced.

In their communication, they noted that these and other issues continue to create setbacks for the entire health system in the region.

The workers said that by organizing the slowdown action on June 1, health workers in the region will only return to work if the government solves the problem that all health workers with the same qualification receive the same salaries. , health workers working in extremely difficult conditions -reach areas receive attractive salaries compared to those working in urban areas, and voluntary health workers are absorbed into the system, and unnecessary deductions from salaries be abolished.

The group also said all hospital and clinical staff would stay home from the above-mentioned date until the government sees reason to address the concerns.

The document, however, urges all Southeastern Health Workers Network leadership holders in affected counties to hold meetings with their colleagues and inform them of upcoming slowdown action.

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