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108 Ambulance employees Union ends strike

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | February 27, 2024 09:06 PM

CHANDIGARH: The 108 ambulance employees' union on Tuesday called off their strike following intervention of Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Balbir Singh,

The employees of ZHL (Outsourced company to provide emergency medical & ambulance services), were demanding reinstatement of ousted employees and annual increment in their wages. Although, ambulance services were functional uninterruptedly during the strike.

Dr Balbir Singh chaired a meeting with representatives of ZHL company and union members to amicably resolve all the issues and fulfil the long pending genuine demands of aggrieved employees. Managing Director Punjab Health System Corporation (PHSC) Varinder Kumar Sharma and Director PHSC Dr Anil Goyal were also present on the occasion.

“I have ordered to immediately reinstate 20 employees, who were ousted by the company. While, grievances redressal committee will be constituted, ” said the Health Minister.

Dr Balbir Singh also directed the entrusted company to ensure annual increment of all the employees.

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