Kerala Nurses strike: Court refuses to vacate interim order

The High Court had restrained United Nurses Association and Indian Nurses Association from going on indefinite strike demanding wage hike.

Published: 19th July 2017 07:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2017 11:25 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

The High Court had restrained United Nurses Association and Indian Nurses Association from going on indefinite strike pending disposal of a petition against the strike.

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday refused to vacate the interim order prohibiting the indefinite strike by nurses in private hospitals. When the case came up for hearing, the government submitted efforts have been taken to solve the issue and that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will hold talks with nurses’ associations on July 20. The court adjourned the case to Friday.

UNA takes out protest march

The UNA took out a march against the management of Aswini Hospital in Thrissur for allegedly humiliating around 290 nurses and forbidding them from joining duty.

The UDF will take over the agitation if an amicable and satisfactory settlement is not reached in the talks convened by the Chief Minister with the agitating students on Thursday.- Ramesh Chennithala, Opposition leader

medicine shortage

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Patients in the state have been left in the lurch as dealers and manufacturers have locked horns over the pricing of medicines in the light of GST launched two weeks ago. Technical disputes and confusion over billing have already led to a shortage of certain medicines.


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