Hospital kneels to nurses’ demand of better wages and patient-nurse ratio

Hospital kneels to nurses’ demand of better wages and patient-nurse ratio

19 April 2018: Nurses at the Delhi based Maharaja Agrasen Hospital ended their 9 day long strike after the hospital management agreed to accept the charter of demands raised by the United Nurses Association.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement will ensure:

  • More than 20% pay increase
  • Payments for additional night work and other allowances
  • Compliance with the nurse to patient ratio
  • Documented salary slip
  • No victimisation of union leaders and striking members

The agreement will directly benefit over 370 member nurses of the United Nurses Association.

Telugu cine industry workers sign wage agreement

26 April 2018: The Telugu Film Employees Federation comprising 24 unions of cine industry workers of Telugu film industry signed an agreement with Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce which would yield an affective pay hike of 30 to 32% for the next two years. New pay scales will be affective from 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2020.

AIIMS resident doctors strike against harassment of co-worker

28 April 2018: The Residents Doctors Association of All India Institute of Medical Sciences went on an indefinite strike demanding suspension of a faculty member who harassed and slapped a resident doctor, in front of patients and hospital staff while the resident doctor was on duty.

The resident doctor was earlier ridiculed by the faculty for filing RTI queries seeking administrative information about the department.

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