The Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI), Manipur branch on Wednesday warned to conduct mass black badge protest from July 21 to July 28 and cease work from July 28 onwards demanding to implement 7th pay commission in the state
A release by TNA, Manipur branch signed by its president, N Tangbi Devi on Wednesday has stated that TNAI Manipur has been demanding to enhance the grade pay of various categories of nurses working under the state government at par with the nurses working under the central government. It has also been demanding to enhance the nursing allowance from existing Rs 2,000 per month to Rs 4,000 per month.
The demands were raised by TNAI Manipur considering the grade pay structure and nursing allowance given to the nurses working in various states and central government health institutions across the country. Despite repeated assurances given by the government in this regard, necessary action is yet to be taken, it added.
It said that the management of JNIMS had enhanced the grade pay of various categories of nurses on April 4, 2020 with due approval of the state government.
The TNAI failed to understand the logic and discriminatory act of enhancement of grade pay of the JNIMS nursing staff only and leaving out the majority of nurses working in other health institutions having similar work assignment and qualifications, it added.
The TNAI further said that for the last many years, they have been running around from pillar to post to get their demands but the state government has remained deaf ear till date. Such unresponsive nature of the government has compelled them to make a decision for launching an agitation if the state government fails to materialise their demand by July 20.
Mass black badge protest from July 21 to July 28 will be carried out, followed by a cease work strike from July 29 onwards, it informed.
(The Imphal Free Press is now on Telegram. Join IFP News Update Group and stay updated with the latest news and impact stories)