Temporary employees of public health agencies yesterday warned they would go on strike after the New Year holidays if the government does not upgrade their status to state employees.
The threat came after the government earlier this week agreed to upgrade more than 22,600 contract-based medical staff to civil servants.
Kanokporn Suksanit, leader of the Temporary Public Health Employee Network, said members were not satisfied with the government's decision, as it does not cover temporary staff in non-medical fields. The network's members, who include cleaners, security guards, drivers, caretakers and trolley men, have decided to hold the strike on Jan 1-3 to protest against the resolution.
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