Guwahati (Assam), September 04, 2018:
The employees of 108 and 102 ambulance emergency service will go on an indefinite strike from September 5 protesting against the implementation of alleged improper service rules, non-payment of annual increment, excess working hours and nominal payments for maintenance of ambulances.
The employees alleged that due to improper service rules, they were made to work for excessive hours, deprived of annual increment, given nominal payments for maintenance of ambulances etc. They have demanded the authorities to take immediate steps to solve the issues.
An employee of the emergency services said, “From 2012, the All Assam 108 Mrityunjoy Employees’ Association has been raising various issues related to the ambulance service. These issues have disrupted the service many times and caused harassment to common people. But neither the GVK EMRI management nor the state government paid attention to the issues.”