Manipal staff warn halting all services

POKHARA: Staff of the Manipal College of Medical Sciences on Thursday resorted to protests after the college management committee failed to raise their salary.

Chairperson of Manipal Employee Coordination Committee,  Bikram KC, said that they had to resort to protests after the College failed to make increment in their salary for the last two years as the talks up to the 30th round went inconclusive.

Administrative staff of the Hospital staged a sit-in protest in the first stage of the demonstration. "If our demand is not addressed," Kc warned, "We will close all services of the Hospital."

According to the protest programme, the Hospital staff would gherao the administration from tomorrow till Sunday and shut all vehicles of the Hospital except ambulances on Tuesday and Wednesday.

"We will shut the educational activities of the College if the college management committee does not raise our salary after the first stage protests," added KC.

Continuing the demonstration, the Committee and the College administration would hold another meeting on January 12.