In response to government assurances, the ambulance workers have ended their week-long strike.
108 Ambulance Employees’ Association, Punjab, president Manpreet Nijjer told the government had agreed to increase their salaries and grant them holidays and paid leave. The reinstatement of the terminated union leaders and employees would also take place.
The ambulance employees will begin working on Thursday, Nijjer said. During the cabinet meeting, the government will discuss their other demands, including regularization.
It has been a week since the outsourced ambulance employees went on strike. Approximately 150 ambulances were driven to Ludhiana’s Ladhowal Toll Plaza by ambulance employees before they went on strike last week.
Emergency trauma services were paralyzed by the strike.
Every day, 700 to 800 road accident victims are transported to hospitals by 325 ambulances in the state.