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Liberia: Weah Orders Dismissal of Healthcare Workers On Covid Strike

Striking Liberian health workers who are demanding salary increases and hazardous pay for working during the Covid-19 pandemic are to be fired and replaced, following a new directive by President George Weah.

The government says that despite initial steps to peacefully resolve the situation, the leadership of the National Health Workers Union of Liberia (NAHWUL) refuses to compromise during negotiations.

“The Ministry of Health has been instructed to solicit applications from qualified health workers of various grades, including nurses, nurse aides, midwives, laboratory technicians, etc. in order to fill the temporary vacancies that have resulted from the strike action,” read a government statement.

NAHWUL is demanding an immediate pay rise for over 9,000 health workers that could cost the government €12.8 million in direct benefits, and €6.8 million in hazardous benefits pay.

Despite their demands, Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe said the government had already allotted an initial €1.7 million

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Liberia’s Weah orders dismissal of healthcare workers on Covid strike

Striking Liberian health workers who are demanding salary increases and hazardous pay for working during the Covid-19 pandemic are to be fired and replaced, following a new directive by President George Weah.

The government says that despite initial steps to peacefully resolve the situation, the leadership of the National Health Workers Union of Liberia (NAHWUL) refuses to compromise during negotiations.

“The Ministry of Health has been instructed to solicit applications from qualified health workers of various grades, including nurses, nurse aides, midwives, laboratory technicians, etc. in order to fill the temporary vacancies that have resulted from the strike action,” read a government statement.

NAHWUL is demanding an immediate pay rise for over 9,000 health workers that could cost the government €12.8 million in direct benefits, and €6.8 million in hazardous benefits pay.” data-reactid=”22″NAHWUL is demanding an immediate pay rise for over 9,000 health workers that could cost the government

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