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A section of private hospital nurses in Kerala on strike

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

A section of nurses working in private hospitals began a 24-hour-strike in this morning, citing various demands including implementation of the revised wages in the sector. The agitation, which would continue till tomorrow morning, was called by the (UNA). Nurses assigned on emergency and casualty duties have been exempted from the strike, UNA representatives said. Their main demand was to resolve the ongoing 178-day-old agitation by the nurses of at Cherthala in district seeking the implementation of minimum wages. They claimed that the hospital managements had not been paying them minimum wages and other benefits mandated in 2013. Hundreds of nurses today turned up before the KVM Hospital to express solidarity with their striking colleagues. The state-wide strike was also to protest against the recent police action on the nurses of the who had picketed the national highway, UNA M Jasminsha said. He said the agitation would be intensified if their demands were not met.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 14:30 IST
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