SHILLONG: The GVK EMRI 108 emergency service employees have called off their indefinite strike following the assurance of its management to maintain the “status quo”.
It may be mentioned that the EMRI employees went into an indefinite strike opposing termination of services of 12 field staff members who refused to comply with the transfer orders issued by the management.
The employees said that the forced transfer is like punishment for them.
President of the Meghalaya EMRI Workers’ Union (MEWU), Rishot Kharraswai, speaking to media persons after the meeting with Health Minister AL Hek informed that the State Government has formed a committee to look into the various grievances of the employees.
The committee will be headed by Secretary Health and will include representatives from the Labour Department, Transport Department the management of EMRI and its employees.
Kharraswai informed, “During the meeting, the Health Minister asked the management to withdraw termination of the employees.”
The EMRI workers’ union informed that the employees will re-start their services by Tuesday.
It may be mentioned that the EMRI workers on Friday went into an indefinite strike in protest against the non-fulfillment of their demands by the management. The emergency workers amongst other things demanded 20 percent increment of salary, sanctioning of manpower, and local to the local transfer of staff members.
The union also asked the Meghalaya government to take over the emergency service especially when the State Government is funding the GVK EMRI.