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National Health Workers Union of Liberia Ends Go-Slow Strike Action

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Monrovia – At long last, after almost a week, health workers in the country have finally reached an agreement with the government of Liberia to cut off their go-slow strike action and get back to their respective workplaces.

Addressing journalists Friday, September 27, 2019, at the Ministry of Health in Congo Town, the Secretary-General of the National Health Workers Union of Liberia George Poe Williams said that the strike action was never their intention. However; they were constrained to do such due to what he terms as prolong overlooked of their concerns by past and present authorities.

“NAHWUL regrets this ugly situation and prays we never have to reach this point again,” Williams said.

“Haven negotiates with the government of Liberia in good faith, the National Executive committee of NAHWUL is pleased to announce a cut of their go-slow action which began on September 23, 2019.”

The Secretary-General of NAHWUL called his colleagues to get back to their various workplaces and remain ethical in the discharge of their duties. 

Also speaking the Minister of Health Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah who said she was constrained to make a quick return from the 74th  United Nations General Assembly in New York, America to intervene in the situation appreciates the health workers for their manner and approach in which they communicated and negotiated with the government of Liberia.

“We want to thank all of the health workers in the country and we want to say that the government is doing its best to make sure that your needs are addressed,” Madam Jallah said.

“We will work closely with the health workers union of Liberia to make sure that whatever the negotiation process was; we both work together. We will continue to work tirelessly with the health workers union of Liberia to make sure that all of our health workers are taking care of and the government will do its best to supplies the needed materials for the good of the Liberians people,” the Ministry of Health boss concluded.

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