The National Labour Commission, NLC says the striking nurses and midwives risk salary deductions for the number of days they have embarked on their illegal strike.
The nurses and midwives began a nationwide strike today over poor conditions of service.
Most patients in government hospitals today were left stranded as nurses were not available to attend to them.
Executive Secretary of the NLC Ofosu Asamoah said their unlawful actions comes with some consequences.
He outlined some of the possible ramifications for their actions.
“There is a court order restraining them from embarking on the strike and they have decided to defy the orders of the court and go ahead with their industrial strike. Four things have come to play, first by law when you engage in unlawful strike you should not be paid your salary or anything entitled to you for the period you are on strike.
Two, the proponents of the illegal strike should be responsible for the payment of the wages and salaries of the members engaged in the illegal strike as a result of the declaration by their leadership
Three, if you engaged in the illegal strike… it means that you have abandoned your post unlawfully and if it continues for 10 days or more you can be regarded as abandoning your post and your employer can terminate your appointment
Those who ordered the unlawful strike after the court order has been served and they are aware is contempt of court.”
Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) has asked the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) to suspend their strike.
The FWSC has rather entreated the group to return to the negotiation table to have its grievances resolved.