Brigadier General retired Nunoo Mensah described the many strikes on the labour front as a sign of high level indiscipline in the country.
Speaking at the commissioning of a nine-classroom block he has built for O’reilly Senior High School in Accra Saturday, the National Security Advisor called for the suspension of salaries of such striking employees.
But in a rebuttal, General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Frank Serebour said the National Security advisor’s comments are misplaced.
He stated that strike is part of the tools for labour negotiation and thus if any labour organization embarks on a strike it cannot be described as indiscipline.
Dr. Frank Serebour described as “unfortunate” the comments by the security capo since, according to him, doctors sacrifice everyday just to ensure patients get the best of service.
“If he [Nunoo Mensah] thinks that he has done something and because of that he can spite on the face of some doctors and teachers then is pathetic”.
The GMA General Secretary stressed that workers reserve the right to go on strike if the people responsible for their welfare fail to leave up to expectation.
“The mere fact that some of us chose to stay in this country is a sacrifice because some of us had the opportunity to go and work in other countries like some of our colleagues and be paid better than what we are being paid now and yet we decided to stay. This I see as a big sacrifice”.
Dr. Frank Serebour said the unfortunate comment could rather worsen issues on the labour front.
“I believe that when he goes back home and think about it critically, he will realize that he didn’t speak well”.