Togo: Health workers end strike, resume service delivery
Health workers in Togo have resumed work across the country after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of President Faure Gnasingbe. Workers’ representatives all agreed to end the strike on Thursday.
The movement launched earlier this month had reportedly paralyzed the country’s health sector.
Dr David Dosseh, Chairman of Togo’s hospital workers labor union, said “We told our comrades to return to work after signing this agreement.”
According to him, they had planned to continue with their strike action until the government decided to meet their demands.
“Yesterday after our general assembly, our committee decided to carry on with the strike for another 72 hours,” he said, adding “the Prime Minister then called us to an emergency meeting in his office about the risk bonus for administration staff.”
He said the government finally accepted to allocate the risk bonuses to the administration staff.Tweet