Monday, October 13, 2014

Liberian Healthcare Workers Go On Strike Over Ebola

The United States has committed 4,000 troops to fight Ebola in West Africa, but our men and women in uniform may find that they are standing alone in fighting the deadly disease.

(AFP) Healthcare workers in Liberia, the country hit hardest by the Ebola epidemic, will go on strike from Monday to demand hazard pay for treating patients infected with the deadly disease, their union leader said.

"Beginning tomorrow we will be on a nationwide strike in every hospital and every health centre including ETUs (Ebola Treatment Units)," said Joseph Tamba, chairman of the health workers' union.

Staff at Monrovia's Island Clinic, the largest government-run Ebola clinic in the capital, have already been on a "go slow" in recent days in their battle for extra pay -- defying a request by health officials to avoid industrial action during the Ebola crisis, which has killed over 4,000 people in west Africa.

Dozens of patients in the clinic have died from Ebola since the go-slow began on Friday, said staff representative Alphonso Wesseh.

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  1. Easy answer to this problem, Pack up our Military and bring them home. If these people have no compassion for their dying citizens, its time to bring our men and women home.
    When this is so out of hand they will have no one to blame but themselves. So much for helping another country,

    1. I agree with you. When unions take precedence over the health of snation then why should we commit our troops and money to save a nation of people who care more for many than combating this plague. Sorry, my heart doesn't bleed enough to support a union strike during a crisis. Being a community organizing (union thug) our president probably will back the union and then send more troops to offset those on strike.

  2. We are helping to save ourselves. The more we can stop ebola THERE, the less we will have HERE. We have to help, even if they are a**holes themselves.


Posted By: Chris Carmouche