Gvt’ announces social measures in the health and education sectors

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Thursday, 09 September 2021 16:24
Gvt’ announces social measures in the health and education sectors

(Togo First) - With its social partners in the health and education sectors, the government of Togo held last Tuesday, in Lomé, a special session of the National Council for Social Dialogue (CNDS). After the talks, the authorities took measures aimed at keeping tensions down within these two sectors - health and education. 

Regarding health, Lomé said it would disclose, this week, the results of the last exam held to recruit 698 medical, paramedical, and administrative workers. The government added it would look into the issue of the arrears of the rapid intervention and sampling teams, and set up a new mechanism to ease dialogue between actors in the sector.

Still, in the health sector, the government talked about having talks with actors regarding: the provision of scanners to University Hospitals (CHUs), concerns of under contract staff, health workers’ special statuses, and the recruitment of experts to assess the contract-based management model of hospitals.

In education, the government said it would soon publish the results of the latest exam held to recruit public teachers and career advisors and launch the second phase of the reimbursement of funds collected from auxiliary teachers. Talking about special or regular premiums, the State assured of its will and commitment while emphasizing the need to assess and operationalize all measures related to premiums and wage increases at the global level, following the overhaul of the general status of the public administration. Measures were also taken for retired civil servants.

“All these measures and initiatives,” the government said, “prove that we are open-minded and open to dialogue, to preserve a peaceful social climate and foster social cohesion.”

In recent years, let’s recall, Togo has experienced social crises and multiple protests in the health and education sectors.

Esaïe Edoh

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