The Health Services Workers’ Union (HSWU) has expressed its disappointment with government’s failure to implement the maiden Collective Agreement, which took effect from January 1, this year.

A statement issued in Accra and signed by the General Secretary, Reynolds O. Tenkorang, said the Collective Agreement had resulted in the successful reinstitution of the Health Sector Occupational Pension Scheme, but the transfer of members five per cent monthly contribution from the Temporary Pension Fund Account into the custodian bank account remained undone.

The statement assured members that the Association would ensure that every pesewa due them from January 2010, when the three tier pension scheme started, was accounted for and paid into the Scheme for investment.

It further called on managers of health institutions to establish Hospital House Management Committees which would include members of HSWU as required by Section 31 of the Ghana Health Service and Teaching Hospitals Act, 1996 (Act 525) to enhance collective decision making and team work.

In a bid to sensitise members and keep them abreast with plans and activities of the Union, the statement said it was rolling out a new programme, dubbed Training of Trainers (ToT) adding that the Union was collaborating with other agencies to commence a project that would strengthen its capacity to organise and bargain for the members.

The statement called on members to rally behind the new leadership to forge ahead and sustain the growth and vibrancy of the Union.

By Times Reporter          


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