NHM employees begin 72-hour strike

NHM employees protesting in Srinagar on Wednesday. -Excelsior/Shakeel
NHM employees protesting in Srinagar on Wednesday. -Excelsior/Shakeel

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Mar 1: Scores of employees working under National Health Mission (NHM) today started their 72-hour strike in support of their demand of regularization policy.
A spokesperson of All Jammu and Kashmir National Health Mission Employees Association said the Government was pushing them to the wall by giving a deaf ear to their ‘genuine demands’.  “We have already given an ultimatum to the Government to concede our genuine demands, but due to their non-serious attitude, we have no other option than to go for sit-in protest strike across the State from March 1 to March 3 and the strike may be extended if Government again fails us, “he said.
He said they have repeatedly approached the Government and sought regularization of their services but to no avail. “Unfortunately our Government doesn’t pay any heed towards our genuine demands”. As part of the protest program, the employees held the sit-in protest at Pratap Park in Lal Chowk.
He further said that they would launch a statewide agitation if their demands are not taken seriously. “Genuine right for regularization, equal pay for equal work, regularization of services, social security benefits like EPF leave benefits etc are our main demands. In case, our genuine demands are not met we would launch state wide agitation,” the spokesperson of NHM employees association added.


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