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Nurses on the path of struggle in Rajasthan

Report of the correspondent of Mazdoor Ekta Committee

At the call of the Rajasthan Nurses Joint Sangharsh Samiti, nurses working in various district hospitals of Rajasthan took out a candle march and torch procession on August 14, 2023, in support of their demands. The protesting nurses shouted slogans against the state government. On 15th August, Independence Day, the nurses hoisted the flag at the protest sites as a show of their demands. The nurses warned that if the government did not take any action on their demands, they would organize a massive rally and demonstration in Jaipur on 25th August.

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Meeting organised by Mazdoor Ekta Committee
The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code: Grave Violation of Workers’ Rights

Workers are pointing out that the OSH Code greatly aggravates the already deplorable conditions that workers in all sectors face, in terms of their health, safety and working conditions at the workplace. It is a grave violation of the workers’ right to life and dignity. It is being resolutely opposed by trade unions cutting across party affiliation, and by workers and their organisations in all industries and services.

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Nurses are braving the COVID-19 crisis in the face of heavy odds

Nurses are among the frontline health workers, working heroically to deliver essential medical services to people during the current COVID-19 outbreak. It is impossible to imagine any kind of medical service in the hospital without the services rendered by the nurses.

Mazdoor Ekta Lehar (MEL) spoke to RJ, a leading member of the United Nurses Association of India, about the conditions of nurses in our country in general and the particular difficulties they are facing at this time. We reproduce below excerpts of the interview:

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