Gandhi hospital nurses, class IV employees’ call off strike after government agrees on pay hike

By Ashish Bhosale  Published on  16 July 2020 6:26 AM GMT
Gandhi hospital nurses, class IV employees’ call off strike after government agrees on pay hike

Hyderabad: Outsourcing nurses and class IV employees of Gandhi hospital on Wednesday called off their six-day-old strike after the government agreed to their demands of a salary hike.

Class IV employees and paramedics have been holding protests demanding regularisation and salary hike for the last six days.

The outsourcing staff nurses and others called off the protest after they were assured by the government that their salaries will be increased.

Top government officials assured the staff nurses that their salaries will be increased to 25000 per month and a daily allowance of Rs 750 will be given to those on COVID-19 ward duty.

The class IV employees have been assured that they will be given daily incentives of Rs 300. They will also have to work only for 15 days a month.

Later, striking nurses and the class IV employees announced to call off the strike and resume their duties.

Since the past six days, the strike had hampered out-patient services causing inconvenience to patients.

Nurses said their protests were justified as they were risking their lives while providing services to COVID patients.

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