Employees affiliated to the ‘108' Ambulance Service Association observed a dawn-to-dusk fast here on Thursday demanding the State government to take over the utility service and absorb them as government servants.
The members observed the fast at Kalavasal in the city. The members urged the government to intervene and regularise their services. Their other demands include provision of overtime wages as it was mandatory that any employee working beyond eight hours must be given overtime wages. They demanded that the suspended staff members in Kanyakumari district should be taken back for work without any condition as they were allegedly punished with vendetta.
They also demanded a compensatory leave or double wages for employees who worked on government holidays.
Further, they demanded proper restrooms for drivers and technicians as there were 60 employees, including drivers and women technicians, in Madurai city/district. They also demanded parking space for vehicles as they had to park on roads for want of space. Vehicle maintenance should also be improved as the condition of many vehicles was not up to the mark, they said.