ASHA workers in Meghalaya to go on indefinite strike

Myrsing informed that the ASHA Workers Union has apprised the CM and the Health Minister repeatedly.

The Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers in Meghalaya have suspended their services by announcing an indefinite strike which begun from June 19 onwards.

The decision to start with an indefinite strike over the adamant attitude of the state government was announced by the Meghalaya President, ASHA Workers Union, Mira June Myrsing and Adviser, Sony Kharjana in a press conference held on June 19 at Nongpoh.

“The ASHA workers across the state under the banner of Meghalaya ASHA Workers Union will stop their services because the state government is trying to play with the lives of ASHA workers by not clearing all their pending dues,” said Mira June Myrsing.

“We want to give a lesson over the false promises of the government during the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as the ASHA workers are also human beings and they cannot serve the people on empty stomach,” she added.

Myrsing informed that the ASHA Workers Union has apprised the Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma and Health Minister, A. L Hek repeatedly but their demands are yet to see the light of the day.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)

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