Another injunction placed on striking health workers

Another injunction placed on striking health workers

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File photo: Demonstrating nurses

An Accra High Court has for the second time in four days, ordered the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives’ Association (GRNMA) through a substituted service to halt its ongoing strike action.

This comes on the back of an initial interlocutory injunction secured by the National Labour Commission (NLC) on Friday to compel the GRNMA to call off its industrial action pending further negotiations.

The nurses who, despite the injunction, had proceeded to effect a nationwide withdrawal of their services explained that they did not receive a copy of the said court order.

Since September 21, the health professionals’ action has seen many facilities nationwide affected drastically.

NLC has backed its previous move with another application in support of motion ex-exparte for an order for substituted service.

The respondents, GRNMA, are expected to stop the strike action with immediate effect.

The Association is also “compelled to compulsory arbitration in pursuant to Order 19 of C.I 47 and Section 172, 162 and 163 of Act 651…”

The notice of this order will be posted on the notice board of the High Court Complex, door/gate of the GRNMA office premises, and sent to selected media houses.

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