Many medical staff took part in the strike in February 2020 in a bid to pressure the government to lockdown the city’s boarders and to curb the rapid spreading of the coronavirus and safeguad public health.
Not only thst the Hospital Authority challenged cause of the strike, Chairman of HA, Henry Fan Hung-ling also intimidated medical staff who partook in the strike with possible legal consequence in early June.
On September 24, Fan claimed that the Authority has received detailed legal opinion from external lawyers. The Human Resource department will soon issue letters to those absent from work coinciding the period when the strike was staged. They will be asked to state reasons for their absence and based on the stated reason, follow-up actions will be carried out.
An estimation of several thousands of medical staff would be involved.
When being asked whether dismissal could be one of the possible consequences, Fan refused to reply. He also declined to address whether salary deduction is possible, saying, “I do not want to comment on any penalty measures today.”
Sources: Stand News
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