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Striking UP employees threaten to stall health services from today

Agitating Uttar Pradesh state employees have threatened to disrupt the emergency services in the health department from Monday even as their indefinite strike entered the sixth day on Sunday.

The employees’ union has called for disrupting the emergency services in the hospitals from Monday and has given a call to the employees to boycott the polio drive from 24 November.

Ajay Singh, leader of the agitating 1.8 million state employees, told reporters ere on Sunday that now they have decided not to talk to anyone except the chief minister or the chief secretary over their demands.

‘We have decided to close the outdoor of Optometric department in the hospitals from Monday and the employees would not make the outdoor slips in the hospitals,’ he said. In the phase manner, the lab technicians and the nurses  will go on strike while the employees will boycott the Janani Suraksha Programme and the pulse polio drive,’ he added. The 31-point charter of demands of the state employees include removal of anomalies in salary and allowances, doing away with assured promotion or promotion scale and pension benefits.

Meanwhile, the state government has claimed that the strike has not created any financial loss to the government as all the dealings were done through e-payment.

Several rounds of talks between the employees union and  the state government had failed as the union want any assurance from the government on black and white.
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