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Senate Pleads With Health Workers To End Strike Action
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Senator Gbehzongar Finley

Senate Pleads With Health Workers To End Strike Action

By Hilary Vasco Wiagbe

MONROVIA, Feb. 18 (LINA) -The Liberian Senate has appealed to the National Health Workers’ Association of Liberia to abandon their strike action and return to work for the sake of humanity.

The Senators said while they are concerned about the condition of the health workers, it was important for them to take the plight of the Liberian people into consideration and return to work.

According to the Liberia News Agency (LINA), the Senators assured that they will do everything possible to ensure that the concerns of the health workers are addressed.

The health workers among other demands want increment in their salaries and the employment of workers who have been working over the years without pay.      

They also called on authorities of the Health Ministry to refrain from making statements that have the propensity to fuel the current situation.

It can be recalled that authorities of the Health Ministry Monday evening released a statement threatening to dismiss health workers in the country and recruit new ones if they continue with the strike action.

The Senators described the Ministry’s position on the issue as provocative and challenging, noting that the issue is delicate and does not need harsh approach. 

Meanwhile, the Liberian Senate Tuesday resolved to summon authorities of the Ministries of Finance and Health and Social Welfare on Wednesday to find means to end the ongoing nationwide strike action by health workers in the country.

The Senators wondered why an agreement that was reached sometime last year between the National Health Workers Association of Liberia and the Health and Social Welfare and Finance Ministries, along with the Legislature regarding the workers’ demands, has not been implemented.

LINA/HVW/TSS/PTK

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