The second attempt by Shashil G. Namoshi, president of the Hyderabad Karnataka Education Society, to end the indefinite strike by the non-teaching staff of Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College here on Thursday failed again, with the employees resolving to continue their agitation till the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission were implemented.
His initiative to end the strike on Wednesday had also failed.
Mr. Namoshi, in the presence of vice-president of the society Baburao Mangane, joint secretary Sampathkumar Loya, and managing council members N.D. Patil and Sanjeev Patil, told the four-member delegation of the workers led by president of the Workers Union Bodengowda Patil that the society was ready to implement the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission from April, 2013, but the actual payment would be made to workers only from August.
However, Mr. Patil and other workers rejected the offer and demanded that all arrears be paid immediately. They also rejected the plea of Mr. Namoshi that the society was facing financial crunch and it would be difficult to implement the recommendations immediately.
Workers’ representatives said the society had favoured the teaching staff of the college by accepting their demands to pay salaries according to the AICTE recommendations.
“If the society has money to pay salary according to AICTE scales for the teaching staff, it should have money for payment of salary according to the Sixth Pay Commission to the non-teaching staff also,” they said. Mr. Patil reiterated the decision of the employees to continue their strike till the demands were 1met.
The indefinite hunger strike by vice-president of the union Guranna G. Pakin entered third day on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the former Labour Minister S.K. Kanta, Congress leader Kailash Patil, Janata Dal (Secular) leader Dattatreya Patil, and trade union leader Chandrasekhar Patil Hiremath called on the striking staff and expressed their solidarity with them.
‘HKE Society has favoured the teaching staff of the college and ignored us’ The indefinite hunger strike by Guranna G. Pakin entered the third day on Thursday
‘HKE Society has favoured the teaching staff of the college and ignored us’
The indefinite hunger strike by Guranna G. Pakin entered the third day on Thursday