Nurses, midwives suspend three-day-old strike

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The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has suspended its nationwide strike.

The leadership of the association called off the three-day-old strike today, September 23, 2020, but the health workers are to resume work on Thursday.

The strike was suspended because the leadership of the association said they had officially received a court injunction restraining them from embarking on the industrial action.

The restraining order was secured by the National Labour Commission last Friday but the association still went ahead with the strike claiming it had not been properly served with the court document.

“Yesterday, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, around 4:30 pm, we received notice from the head office administrator that a court bailiff had formally and properly come to the office to serve the injunction on the GRMA and its associates. Because of our respect for the court, we have decided to suspend our strike action with effect from Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 8 am pending the outcome of our negotiations,” President of GRNMA, Mrs Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo said at a press conference on Wednesday.

She further cautioned the Ministry of Health against victimizing any of its members.

The strike was suspended because the leadership of the association said they had officially received a court injunction restraining them from embarking on the industrial action.

The restraining order was secured by the National Labour Commission last Friday but the association still went ahead with the strike claiming it had not been properly served with the court document.

“Yesterday, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, around 4:30 pm, we received notice from the head office administrator that a court bailiff had formally and properly come to the office to serve the injunction on the GRMA and its associates. Because of our respect for the court, we have decided to suspend our strike action with effect from Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 8 am pending the outcome of our negotiations,” President of GRNMA, Mrs Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo said at a press conference on Wednesday.

She further cautioned the Ministry of Health against victimizing any of its members.

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