The GWU Government and Public Entities Section is filing for industrial action in favour of members working in Health Care as stated in the current Collective Agreement for the Same Employees 2017-2024, Article 9.3. A few weeks ago, the section ordered industrial action in favour of the same workers, but unfortunately no changes were made.
As a result, the GWU informs that as from March 30, it has instructed all its members under the Health Care sectoral collective agreement:
- MDH, MCH, Samoc, SVP, Nursing Homes and GGH – do not leave wards, clinics, departments, or their stations to carry out work related tasks.
- SVP – do not wash or treat patients.
- PHC – do not communicate by telephone.
The GWU made this decision after the section had been trying to reach an agreement on the Sectoral Workers Agreement since November 2020. After several attempts by the GWU to reach an agreement with the ministries concerned, there was no choice but to call this industrial action after a lack of communication and progress.
The section adds that it is willing to negotiate an agreement but reserves the right to increase industrial action if the current situation continues.