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Reasons behind the PGI nurses’ Feb 26 strike

The PGI Nurses Welfare Association announced that nurses will be joining the strike by taking a mass casual leave for a day — from 8am on February 26 to 8am on February 27.The nurses are going on a day-long strike to join a protest called by the All India Nurses Federation.

punjab Updated: Feb 25, 2016 21:29 IST
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Nurses claim that only provisional pay fixation has been done for nurses whereas all other employees have been given a new salary scale.
Nurses claim that only provisional pay fixation has been done for nurses whereas all other employees have been given a new salary scale.(HT Photo)

The PGI Nurses Welfare Association announced that nurses will be joining the strike by taking a mass casual leave for a day — from 8am on February 26 to 8am on February 27.The nurses are going on a day-long strike to join a protest called by the All India Nurses Federation.

With the 2000-odd Post Graduate institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) nurses scheduled to go on strike on Friday surgeries have been postponed, OPD timings curtailed and people requested not to visit the institute. Health departments of adjoining states, too, have been requested to not refer critical patients to PGI on February 26 – the day of the strike.

The demands being made by the nurses include:

1) Nurses are demanding correct implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. They claim that only provisional pay fixation has been done for nurses whereas all other employees have been given a new salary scale.

2) The nurses are also demanding better shift timings as they say that the present timings are awkward. For a morning shift, some nurses have to start travelling to work by as early as 4 am.