Over 2,000 employees of 108 Ambulance besieged Zigitza Co

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 May 2017 12:52:01

Staff Reporter,

Office at Kamla Nehru hospital, talks failed with company officers

In protest against unsympathetic attitude of the Zigitza Health Care Company, around 2,000 employees of 108 Ambulance, on Monday besieged company office at Kamla Nehru Hospital. As ambulance employees rendered jobless by the company reached at its office, the company officers called police but the employees did not fear and stayed there till the late night. Later, Pradeep Tyagi, SDM, Bairagarh, Circle reached the spot, discussed matter with the employees union leaders and even company officers.

According to ambulance employees, the SDM had asked company to take joining of these employees and give them posting where they were working and give in writing that the company will follow labour rules. But the company officers denied to give anything in writing, it has made employees furious.

On the other hand, the company officers with help of police anyhow got its employees from office. Some more ambulance employees are said to join this agitation from other districts pressing the Government and company to accept their genuine demands of complying lalbour rules.

“If other companies violate labour laws, the Government immediately take action against them and talks in favour of the employees then why not the same is happened with Zigitza health care company, said Ramkishor Varam, driver , 108 Ambulance.

Some employees said, they were rendered jobless by the company and now will intensify their agitation against the company.
They said they will be there until their demands are accepted.

Nripendra Mishra, State General Secretary, 108 Ambulance employees union, said around 2,000 employees of the 108 Ambulance besieged Zigitza company office at Kamla Nehru Hospital in the morning and stayed there till late night. Pradeep Tyagi, SDM, Bairagarh intervened into matter but company officers even did not agree to give in writing that it will comply labour rules, he said.