National Labor Commission secured an injunction at the Labour Division Court 1 of the High Court on Friday, September 18, 2020 to stop the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) from striking on Monday.
The GRNMA in association midwives, Physician Assistants (PAs) and Anesthetists (CRAs) served their members a notice to strike on Monday after saying the employer’s proposal cannot serve the “economic interest of all nurses, midwives, PAs and CRAs.”
The court said “It is hereby ordered the respondent herein by itself, its executives, officers, members, agents, servants, employees and other persons are hereby restrained from embarking on its intended strike action on Monday, the 21st of September 2020”.
The association updated its stakeholders on the negotiation meetings with government in a letter saying “a letter dated 9 September 2020, was also served on all stakeholders informing them about the status of the negotiation and the possible actions of the GRNMA and its Allied Associations (Ghana Physician Assistants Association and Ghana Association of Certified Registered Anesthetists).
“Having reconvened in the meetings held on 15th and 16th September 2020, the posture of the Employer changed for the better but did not meet the expectation of the majority of nurses, midwives, physician assistants and certified registered anesthetists in Ghana.”
After the courts decision the association has asked the public to seek for medical attention at the various health centers.
Source: Ghana Waves