After doctors, various trade unions have come forward in support of protesting nurses and called for pen-down strike from Tuesday. The decision would affect health services at Rajindra and TB hospitals.
Members of the nursing and ancillary staff union are sitting in protest in front of the out-patient department (OPD) of the Rajindra hospital along with their family members.
Leaders of the unions condemned the police action against nurses and demanded regular jobs with full pay scale for nurses with immediate effect.
Labour of India, Bharti Kisan Union (Dakaunda), Class IV Staff Union of Rajindra hospital, Parjapat Sabha, Milkmen Union and other employee and social organisations have extended their support to the protest of nurses.
Leaders of trade unions Sajjan Singh, Nirmal Singh Dhaliwal, Darshan Singh Lubana, Uttam Singh Bagri, Mohan Singh Negi and Jagmohan Singh Naulakha called for support to nurses.
The leaders decided to organise a protest in front of the office of the medical superintendent of Rajindra hospital.
Members of the Class 4 staff union of Rajindra hospital have decided to stop work in all three shifts to show their dissent against the management and the Punjab government.
Ram Kishan, president of the union, said that they have decided to extend support
to the nurses. as the state government has failed to meet their demand.
He said, “We will stall work from Tuesday and the pen-down strike will continue till the demands of nurses are met.” He added that they would will not halt work at the emergency services.