Odisha Government prohibits strikes by the workers or crew members engaged in emergency Medical Ambulance Service

May 21, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The State Government of Odisha on May 11, 2019, has prohibited strikes in the form of cessation of work by the workers engaged in emergency Medical Ambulance Service run by the Government either by itself or through an agency engaged for this purpose, so that health care delivery system in the State is not affected or disrupted.

whereas, as per Section 2 (b) of the Odisha Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1988 strike means the cessation of work by a body of persons employed / engaged in any essential service acting; in combination or a concerted refusal or a refusal under a common understanding of any number of persons who are or have been so employed / engaged, to continue to work or to accept employment and includes unauthorized absence from duty in pursuance of a common understanding among the persons who unauthorizedly absent themselves from duty or under the direction of any other person or persons.

The order shall remain in force for a period of six months with effect from dated May 12, 2019.

[S.R.O. No. 171/2019]

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