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Ghana Averts Hospital Strikes After Pay Deal With Labor Groups

  • Ghana agrees to 15% cost-of-living allowance for workers
  • Agreement will stretch tight finances as nation seeks IMF deal

Ghana reached a wage deal with labor groups, averting a strike that threatened to paralyze health-care services and that’s already shuttered schools.

The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association and the Trades Union Congress signed an agreement for a cost-of-living allowance to be paid at a rate of 15% of base pay with effect from July 1, according to an accord with labor groups announced Thursday in the capital, Accra.