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250 Gandhi hospital sanitation staff go on strike

Close to 250 contract sanitation workers at Gandhi Hospital launched indefinite strike as two-months salary is due.

Published: 07th April 2017 02:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th April 2017 06:20 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Close to 250 contract sanitation workers at Gandhi Hospital launched indefinite strike as two-months salary is due. The strike which was launched on Thursday would continue on Friday too. However, the hospital’s administration said that they are using their 150 permanent sanitation workers in maintaining hygienic conditions in the hospital.

“We earn `9300 a month and salary fro two-months is still due. Our strike will continue till it is paid,” said Narasimha, president of AITUC’s-Gandhi Sanitation Workers Union.
“We have assigned different areas in the hospital to 150 permanent sanitation workers and there is no crisis. Term of the present contract sanitation workers is set to end this month. New set of workers, more than 250, would join from May 10,” said Dr P Shravan Kumar, superintendent of Gandhi Hospital.



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