Nursing officers countrywide poised to strike

Nursing officers countrywide poised to strike

Nursing officers countrywide poised to strike

Written by Staff Writer

03 May, 2014 | 9:56 am

The Government Nursing Officers Union has decided to develop the trade union action commenced by the nurses demanding training in midwifery, into an countrywide trade union action.

Chairman of the Union Saman Rathnapriya said that the nursing staff will withdraw from their duties in all hospitals across the across.

He further said that discussions held with Health Minister Maithreepala Sirisena, ended without a result.However, the Chairman of the GNOU said that they will render their assistance for emergency services.

The patients who arrive to receive treatment have been heavily inconvenienced due the strike action launched by the health trade unions. Meanwhile, secretary to the Government Family Health Workers Union Devika Kodithuwakku says that they will enter into a stern trade union action if the safety of its members’ lives are threatened.

Media Spokesperson of the Government Medical Officers Union Dr. Naveen De Soysa said that authorities need to intervene to resolve the matter.

Deputy Minister of Health Lalith Dissnayake speaking to News1st expressed his belief that the matter should be resolved through discussion instead of resorting to a trade union action.


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