The Nurses Welfare Association of the Government Medical College and Hospital,Sector 32,on Tuesday resolved to launch a stir to raise their long-standing demands.
At its general body meeting,the association resolved to launch a series of protests in the coming days if their demands were not met. More than 100 nursing staff members submitted the notice of agitation (strike) along with a charter of demands to the GMCH authorities,said Vijay Kumar,president of the association.
The members of association have decided to wear black badges,w.e.f. May 19 to 22,while on duty. They will protest by doing extra work in the service of patients admitted from May 23 to 25.
Further,the association decided to sit on dharna on May 28 and 29 in front of the emergency gate of GMCH. They would sit on a hunger strike on May 30 and 31.
The association threatened that if their demands were not met,all the nurses would go on a one-day mass casual leave on June 15,which might lead to an indefinite strike,said Kumar.
The nurses are demanding that the vacant posts of staff nurses should be filled to resolve the severe shortage of nurses,implementation of Central pay scale and Central civil services rules on the basis of other UTs of India. They are also pressing for implementation of the recommendations of the Pay Commission regarding grade pay of staff nurses from 2006 .