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Judge orders that deductions from striking Linden nurses be repaid – Stabroek News

-state has not complied with deadline, says will appeal decision

By Femi Harris-Smith

The nurses of the Linden Hospital Complex during one of their protests

Despite a ruling by Justice Nareshwar Harnanan in November last year that deductions illegally made from striking Linden nurses in 2021 be repaid by December 31st 2023, the state has not complied and it says it will appeal the decision.

The state says it will also seek a stay of the ruling. Its non-compliance with the judge’s decision could lead to contempt of court proceedings.

Since the judge’s ruling on November 2nd last year, the nurses’ representative the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) has sought to have the deductions repaid to no avail.

The GPSU was the claimant in the case and the Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Health and the Attorney General were the defendants.

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