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108 staff call off strike

108 staff call off strike
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The contract employees of 108 Emergency Services on Thursday called off their 35-day indefinite strike across the State; they are likely to resume work from today. 108 Contract Employees Union President Appireddy announced here, after holding discussions with State Commissioner of Labour and Prinicipal Secretary, Health.

Employees dismissed during strike period to be reinstated Govt to withdraw cases against them Rs 10 lakh per month allowance to be equally distributed among the staff

Hyderabad: The contract employees of 108 Emergency Services on Thursday called off their 35-day indefinite strike across the State; they are likely to resume work from today. 108 Contract Employees Union President Appireddy announced here, after holding discussions with State Commissioner of Labour and Prinicipal Secretary, Health.

Appireddy said “The GVK-EMRI gave surety of the jobs to the employees who were dismissed and withdraw cases filed against the employees during strike period. The management also agreed to sanction Rs 10 lakh every month as allowance to be equally distributed among all employees every month. The GVK-EMRI also consented to treat the strike period as holidays and sanction the salary to the employees without cuts.

However, if these demands are not implemented as promised by the GVK-EMRI management, the employees would resume the strike, he added.” “Nearly 650 to 700 vehicles had stopped plying all over the State from July 19 on which the contract employees launched the agitation demanding job security, salary hike and stopping of harassment of the employees for sanctioning leaves and avoid unnecessary transfers or suspensions of employees etc.

Finally, “We have come to an agreement with the GVK-EMRI management,” said Bhupal, leader of Contract Health employees union.

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