Written by Staff Writer
08 Mar, 2014 | 11:09 am
The work-to-rule trade union action that was instigated by the government radiologists based on seven demands including the increase of their additional service allowances has not been resolved.
The trade union action that was launched on March 4, continues for the fifth day today. The discussion that was held with health authorities on Friday in this regard has concluded without a result.
General Secretary of the Government Radiologists Union, Dharmakeerthi Epa speaking to News1st said the outcome of the trade union action would be determined at the discussion which is due to be held with the health authorities on Saturday.
According to the General Secretary, their demands for their rightful allowances and the recruitment of graduates to fill their vacancies instead of diploma holders have not been met.
When News1st inquired whether the trade union action will have an effect on the activities at the Maharagama Cancer Institute , General Secretary of the Government Radiologists Union Dharmakeerthi Epa said that they have not stopped additional services in several hospitals including the Maharagama Hospital, Children’s Hospital in Borella, Sirimavo Bandaranayake Hospital in Peradeniya, Castle Women’s Hospital and Soysa Women’s Hospital.
Responding to the claims made by the radiologists, Deputy Minister of Health Lalith Dissanayake told Newsfirst that many of their demands have been met; however, they cannot meet their demand of recruiting only graduates to fill the vacancies as this opportunity has to be given to those with Advanced Level qualifications as well..
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