Nurses of Thrissur Elite hospital have taken up an indefinite strike against the management. A rise in the minimum wage, removal of bonded labour, introduction of working in shifts and to reinstate the dismissed nurses are some of the demands raised by the striking nurses. More than 250 nurses are participating in the strike.
The hospital is functioning with a minimum strength of 280 nurses. The nurses had earlier warned the management of a strike. Several meetings were held with the management and labour officer so as to arrive at an common understanding. The strike was imminent as all talks failed.