Over 2,500 employees working in 108 ambulance services across the State have planned to stop their services from June 25 unless their pending demands, including hike in wages, are not fulfilled by the GVK EMRI (Emergency Management and Research Institute).
The Union of the Arogya Kavacha (108) Employees has sought State government’s intervention to ensure that the GVK EMRI adhere to the decision taken at the meeting held in November last year.
The union’s State organising secretary, Sridhara Murthy, in a memorandum to the State Health Minister U.T. Khader and other senior officials said that GVK EMRI, at that meeting, had agreed to extend the revised salary and other benefits to the employees at a meeting of Union members, the Joint Labour Commissioner and GVK EMRI representatives .
“However, the GVK EMRI has not kept up its promise. Further, the union’s state president R. Sridhar, who was terminated on ‘false allegations,’ has not been reinstated despite the recommendations by Health Ministers of present and previous governments,” Mr. Murthy said.