108 Ambulance Staff to go on Strike for Govt Failing to Pay Salaries since 4 Months

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108 Ambulance Staff to go on Strike for Govt Failing to Pay Salaries since 4 Months

Mangaluru: The healthcare personnel of Suvarna Karnataka Arogya Kavacha Emergency Ambulance Service (or 108 Ambulance Service) have threatened to go on strike if the government fails to pay their salary that has been pending for the past four months in another 10 days. Talking to reporters in Mangaluru, Suvarna Karnataka Arogya Kavacha Naukarara Sangha State president Narasimha Nayak said that the healthcare workers have not been paid salaries for the last four months.

Speaking to the media, Nayak said that a minimum salary of Rs 36,000 per month was fixed for healthcare workers. They received that salary for six months and suddenly there was a cut of Rs 6,000. The workers are concerned over reports on social media that there will be a further cut in their salary. Nayak said an annual increment in the salary as per agreement between the government and GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute is yet to be implemented.

Nayak urged Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao to clear the salary dues at the earliest and also call a meeting to resolve other problems concerning healthcare works. “If no action is taken in another 10 days, we will be forced to go on strike,” Nayak said.


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