AIIMS Nurses Union called off their strike following a meeting with the hospital administration on Tuesday evening. AIIMS Director, Dr Randeep Guleria had earlier called the nurses union for a meeting after the Delhi High Court restrained them from continuing their indefinite strike.
AIIMS Nurses Union President Harish Kumar told IANS that he always welcomed the dialogue, and it is the administration that never wanted to listen.
"This is why we had to take the hard decision of the indefinite strike. We had never closed our doors for resolving our grievances via talks," he added.
Earlier in the day, the Delhi High Court restrained AIIMS Nurses Union from continuing with their indefinite strike.
Hearing a petition by AIIMS, a single-judge bench of Justice Navin Chawla passed an order to this effect after noting that the grievances of the Union were being considered by the authorities.
"Respondent is restrained from continuing with the strike till further orders," the Court said. The matter would be heard next on January 18, 2021.
The nurses' demands include correction of an anomaly in the fixation of the initial pay as per the Sixth Central Pay Commission (CPC), redressal of issues such as abolishment of gender-based reservation in the recruiting process of nursing officers and contractual appointments, enhancement of hospital accommodation and cadre restructuring.