AIIMS radiographers threaten to go on strike if salary is not increased
The radiographers of AIIMS have threatened to go on a strike over their unresolved pay issues.
The radiographers allege that there have been no increase in their pay for over eight years. On Wednesday, the radiographers led a protest march during the lunch hours to show their dissent over the issue.
Even though the radiographers resumed their work after the march, they threatened that they will go on a strike if their issues of salaries will not be resolved by the authorities.
The protesters mentioned that the march is an indication to the authorities of their anger of not increasing their pay for eight years even though most of them have been shifted to the technical branch. Ramesh, who was one of the protesters said: “The radiographers play an important role in conducting MRI’s and other surgical processes. The authorities realised our importance and gave us promotions.
Even though the authorities have repeatedly added that our salaries will also increase accordingly, the matter has been deferred for eight years.” Ramesh further added: “There are over 260 radiographers who are unhappy over the matter and if the matter is not going to be resolved, we will soon be holding a strike.”