Kerala nurses double their pay after huge strike

Tens of thousands of nurses at private hospitals across the southern Indian state of Kerala ended their two month strike after the government agreed to more than double their wages from less than Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 (USA $310) per month. This is a great achievement by these workers and the two main unions, the Indian Nurses’ Association (INA) and the United Nurses’ Association (UNA), that co-ordinated these industrial actions. The workers’ determination was fuelled by years of low wages and increasing levels of poverty among nurses.