CM Biren advises NHM employees to withdraw cease work strike

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Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has advised representatives of All Manipur National Health Mission Employees

Welfare Association (AMNEWA) to withdraw their cease work strike in view of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

The association representative met the chief minister on Wednesday and pressed forth their demand for regularisation of all contractual staff of National Health Mission, Manipur.

The chief minister assured to have the matter examined in detail at the level of principal secretary (health) and advised them to withdraw their cease work.

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Biren told them it was not in public interest to resort to strikes in the current situation.

With no concrete response from the state government on their demand regarding regularisation of all the NHM contractual staff of Manipur the welfare association on Tuesday announced to launch cease work strike on Wednesday.

The association had submitted a meeting resolution on June 30 to state mission director and principal secretary (health) for regularisation of the contractual staff serving an ultimatum for an assurance on or before Tuesday.

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The staff protested by wearing black badge while performing their respective duties during the period till Tuesday.

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