The National Labour Commission (NLC) has asked the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association to suspend their strike and avail themselves for compulsory arbitration.
According the the Executive Secretary of the NLC Ofosu Asamoah the continuing strike of the Nurses and Midwives is unlawful and it’s a defiance of the court order.
The Commission is therefore asking the Association to hold off the strike and attend compulsory arbitration to resolve the impasse.
The GRNMA comprising all public sector nurses, midwives, Physician Assistants (PAs) and Anaesthetists (CRAs) from Monday, September 21, 2020, withdrew their services to demand improved conditions of service.
The NLC had secured an interim injunction to restrain the group from going ahead with the strike but they defied the court orders and are currently on strike.
The injunction was obtained at the Labour Division Court 1 of the High Court on Friday, September 18, 2020, and will last for ten days.
Though the NLC has secured an injunction to stop the nurses from striking, the latter claims that they have not been officially served.
On Monday, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) told the nurses to suspend their and rather entreated the group to return to the negotiation table to have its grievances resolved.
The crunch meeting is scheduled for today September 23, 2020 and it is expected that these nurses will call off the strike.
The striker has left many patients in government hospitals in the country are stranded.