Court stops health workers’ planned strike




An Accra High court has restrained the leadership and members of the health workers unions from embarking on a strike action, pending the determination of motions on notice for interlocutory injunctions filed separately by the the National Labour Commission (NLC).


The National Labour Commission (NLC) on Friday [september 18, 2020] filed an ex parte interlocutory application at the Accra High Court arguing that the strike declared by nurses over service of conditions is illegal.

The unions restrained by the interim order are Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) and allied associations including the Ghana Physician Assistants Association and Ghana Association of Certified Registered Anesthetists.


The restraining order from the High Court signed by Justice Aboadwe Rockson said upon reading the affidavit of the Executive Secretary of the NLC, Mr Ofosu Asamoah, the respondents Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA), whether by themselves, executives, officers, members, servants, employees or agents are hereby restrained from embarking on its intended strike action Monday, the 21st of september, 2020.


The order is for a period of 10 days after which it may be repeated on notice.


The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has notified the government that its members and allied associations including the Ghana Physician Assistants Association and Ghana Association of Certified Registered Anesthetists will withdraw their services from Monday, September 21, 2020.


According to the association, the decision to threaten to strike is part of their demands for improved conditions of service.

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