Nurses, Midwives temporarily suspend strike

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The leadership of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) says it has temporarily suspended the nationwide strike which commenced Monday September 21, 2020 due to a court injunction.

Members of the Association (Nurses and Midwives) are expected to resume work fully on Thursday, September 24, 2020.

GRNMA on Sunday announced it members across the country will on Monday, September 21, 2020, commenced a nationwide strike over their service conditions to improve their profession.

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However, the Association in social media post sighted by Georgeweb.org has indicated they are temporarily suspending the strike action amid a court injunction.

Statement

“Ladies and gentlemen of the Press and colleagues of the noble profession, Presidents and General Secretaries of our Allied Associations, yesterday Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 around 4:30pm, we received notice from the Head Office Administrator that a court bailiff had formally and properly come to the office to serve the Interlocutory Injunction on the GRNMA and its Allied Associations.

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In the face of the injunction, our respect for the courts coupled with our innate passion to serve our patients and clients and for that matter the good people of Ghana, we have decided to TEMPORARILY SUSPEND our strike action with effect from Thursday, 24th September 2020 at 8:00am pending the outcome of our negotiations.

For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to indicate that the strike action is merely suspended and our gallant nurses, midwives, PAs and CRAs are to begin full work on Thursday, 24th September 2020 at 8:00 am with the morning shift.”

Source: Georgeweb.org

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