WITHDRAW LAWSUIT AGAINST OUR MEMBERS , NARD TELLS FG.
Written by Sarah Osanyinlusi on August 24, 2021
After 23 days of industrial action, the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors insist the Federal Government must now withdraw its suit against them at the National Industrial Court as well as the ‘no work, no pay’ order already being implemented against its members.
This is after the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), yesterday, rejected an application by the Federal Government to order striking members of NARD to resume work.
Presiding judge, John Targema, rather ordered the two parties locked in the industrial dispute –members of NARD and the Federal Government – to suspend all forms of hostilities and maintain status quo.
The Federal Ministry of Health had last Friday sought an order of interlocutory injunction, restraining members of NARD from further continuing the industrial action that began on August 2, contrary to Section 41 of the Trade Dispute Act, pending the determination of the substantive suit.
EDITOR: Abiola Aberuagba