A single-judge Bench of Justice Navin Chawla of Delhi High Court today restrained AIIMS Nurses Union from continuing with their indefinite strike. The order was passed in a petition by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
AIIMS Nurses Union went on an indefinite strike over several demands, including the “payment fixation exercise” under the Sixth Central Pay Commission and 80% reservation for female nurses.
The notice was issued in the present petition and court sought response of the AIIMS Nurse Union in the present issue.
AIIMS through Advocate VSR Krishna contended that the strike was illegal and in violation of the Industrial Disputes Act as no six-week notice in terms of Section 22 was served and the strike also violated a Division Bench order prohibiting of sloganeering, dharna on AIIMS campus by AIIMS employees.
AIIMS stated that it had no role to play in the resolution of nurses’ demand pertaining to the Sixth Pay Commission.
It was alleged that the strike by AIIMS Nurse Union was a pressure-building tactic.
The matter will be heard next on January 18, 2021.