Fair Wages denies physician assistants’ claim over single spine salary structure

doctorsThe Fair Wages and Salaries Commission has dismissed claims by the physician assistants at the University of Cape Coast Hospital that they have not been migrated onto the single spine salary structure since 2012.

The workers claim they have not been put on the new salary structure which ultimately seeks to attract, retain and motivate public service workers to enhance effectiveness in service delivery and improved productivity.

On Monday, they emabark on a strike to put pressure on the Commission to get them onto the single spine salary structure but Commission denied the claim and asked the workers to immediately call off the strike.

Public Relations officer of the Commission, Earl Ankrah, told TV3 Monday that the claims by the workers cannot be true since all public sector workers have been placed on the new structure, hence advised that the workers petition the Commission of any concerns for amicable solution.

“To the best of our knowledge, they’ve all been migrated especially if they’re talking about those from the universities. Yes, we have migrated them as far  back as maybe 2012,” Mr Ankrah said.

He added: “It will be good for them to bring it [concerns] officially to our attention and list out those affected and then we will take it from there”.

Meanwhile patients who showed up at the University of Cape Coast Hospital were left stranded Monday morning due to the strike by the physician assistants. Patients who could not wait had to seek medical attention elsewhere.

By Daniel Opoku|3news.com|Ghana

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