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Health workers escalate strikes in Ghana

Issue No. 2351

Thousands of doctors and pharmacists in the west African state of Ghana last week withdrew emergency cover as part of a pay dispute.

The action was an escalation of a national strike that began on 8 April.

Ghanaian public service workers are being switched to a pay structure that means many people lose pay. Strikers are demanding no loss in wages or pensions.

The government is relying on police and military hospitals to provide emergency cover.

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