NHM strike in 31st day, authorities say ‘no work, no pay’ norm to apply

The employees have been given time till April 16 to meet Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

By: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published:April 11, 2015 12:30 am
Sukhbir Singh Badal, NHM, NHM protest The employees have been given time till April 16 to meet Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Even as the strike by the National Health Mission (NHM) employees entered 31st day on Friday, the health authorities told the striking employees that “no work, no pay” principle would be applicable to them.

The employees have been given time till April 16 to meet Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.  Later, they will decide their future course of action, according to the state body of NHM union members. However, till then, the strike would continue in the form of protest dharnas outside the civil surgeon’s office, said Balwinder Singh, state committee member of the NHM union.

More than 6,000 staff employed under NHM under various categories have struck work for the past 31 days. They are demanding pay scales on a par with regular employees which was promised by the state government before the Lok Sabha polls. They are also protesting against the recent rationalisation of salaries .

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