February 15th, 2012
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National hospital strike ends, Baby memorial gears up for agitation

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Kozhikode: Kozhikode National Hospital nurses have withdrawn from the indefinite strike that was to begin from February 16, 2011. The hospital management finally agreed to the demands raised by the nurses at a meeting held under the supervision of the Labour officer.  National hospital managing director Dr Ashique, HR Manager Prashob, Indian registered  Nurses Association district president Litto Vargeese and State General Secretary Rafeeque participated in the meeting.

The revised new salary of the nurses shall come into effect from January 1, 2012. They would be given a basic pay of rupees 8000. Three shifts have been introduced. Meanwhile, the nurses of Baby Memorial hospital is gearing up for an agitation against the management after being inspired by the victory they witnessed at National hospital. Mr Litto Vargeese told Doolnews that Within 2 days a notice shall be handed over to the management and they would be given 15 days time to arrive at a consensus.

Around 800 nurses are currently employed at Baby Memorial hospital. Of these 5oo nurses have already signed in support of the protest. In another 2 days the rest of the nurses support shall be assured. Revision of basic pay, revision of working hours, salary equivalent to experience are the demands raised by the nurses.



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