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Hunger strike by medical representatives in Andhra Pradesh

Hunger strike by medical representatives in Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam: The Medical and Sales Representatives Union, Vizag unit, Andhra Pradesh resorted to one day hunger strike pressing their outstanding demands and called for  resolution of  their long-pending issues on Monday.

The Union also urged for issuing of government ID cards and to give a call for tripartite committee meeting immediately to discuss the pressing issues of the sector.

Their  main demands included:

  • wage hike implementation as per wage board recommendations
  • identifying the medical representatives as highly-skilled workers
  • taking steps to reduce medicines prices
  • reviving government medical companies,
  • free medicines to poor
  • punishing firms managements for violating Sales Promotion Employees (SPE) Act

The Union  hopes that its legitimate demands will be sympathetically considered by the authorities reports The Hans India.

Source: with inputs
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