NYSNA stands with the United Nurses Association of India
Members of the United Nurses Association of India (UNA) in Delhi will march on the Delhi State Government on December 10 to demand fair wages and protest the stark salary disparity between public and private nurses. As reported in a Times of India article, most private hospitals and nursing homes in Delhi pay nurses less than $240 USD a month — less than the minimum wage for plumbers and electricians. The basic salary for a new nurse in Delhi government facilities is about $630 USD plus living and transport allowances.
In 2016, an expert committee appointed at the direction of the Supreme Court recommended salary increases for private nurses. The Delhi high court ordered implementation; however, the hospital association continues to fight it, and the Delhi government refuses to act.
Nurses are not merely skilled laborers. NYSNA stands with the UNA in demanding the Delhi Government ensure all nurses are paid fair living wages.
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