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Nurses plan stir against Pay Commision review

delhi Updated: Jan 04, 2009 00:01 IST
Rhythma Kaul
Rhythma Kaul
Hindustan Times
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After doctors, it is the turn of nurses at various central and state government hospitals in the Capital to stop work over remuneration.

Nursing staff in several government hospitals plan to start a countrywide protest by the end of this month.

The primary reason for rising dissent among nurses is anomalies that are there in the 6th Pay Commission, wherein those nurses or hospital staff members who have joined recently are being paid more money than their seniors.

“I joined in 1995 and my pay is lesser than the newcomers,” said L.D. Ramchandani, general secretary, Delhi nurses union at GB Pant Hospital.

In a recent letter to the authorities concerned, including the Prime minister and various central and state health ministry officials, nursing staff of almost all major government hospitals in the

city pointed out the defects in the government policy.

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