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JFK ETU health workers disobey strike

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section of the JFK Hospital's Ebola Unit
section of the JFK Hospital's Ebola Unit

(www.elbcradio.com/Liberia/Oct. 13, 2014)-Several health workers at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Medical Hospital’s Ebola Treatment Unit showed up for work Monday, October 13, 2014, despite planned health workers’ go-slow action.

According to the JFK ETU workers including nurses, hygienists and senior staff, though they were aggrieved, the passion to save lives compelled them to report to work.

The Liberia Nurses Association announced a nationwide strike this week in demand of increment in salaries, death and other benefits, among others.

The JFK ETU Director, Soka Moses, confirmed that at least ten health workers refused to show-up for work, in line with the protest.

Dr. Moses, however, said: “Negotiations were underway to persuade health practitioners to remain on duty as government was doing all it could to address their plights.”

Talking to mylbsonline.co Monday, October 13, 2014 in Monrovia, the health workers complained that the Government recently announced increment in their salary and, hazard and death benefits were not forth coming since September.

They noted: “The continued infection and subsequent death of their colleagues without benefits, and the need to reinstate two of the Liberia Nurses Association’s officials are key grievances government must address.”

 


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