GMOA to strike again while other trade unions threaten to “forcibly enter schools”

GMOA to strike again while other trade unions threaten to “forcibly enter schools”

Written by Lahiru Fernando

20 Sep, 2017 | 9:30 pm

The Government Medical Officers Association has decided to strike again.

Thereby the number of strikes launched by the GMOA stands at……..; We have lost count.

However, for this strike the GMOA has received the support of several trade unions attached to health and education sectors. The strike is set to begin tomorrow, Thursday, September 21.

Their demand? – a permanent solution over the SAITM matter. The same issue over which they have been striking in the last few months.

 Mahinda Jayasinghe General Secretary - Ceylon Teacher's Union

Mahinda Jayasinghe
General Secretary – Ceylon Teacher’s Union

Meanwhile one of the Trade Unions supporting the GMOA, the Ceylon Teachers Union, said that steps have been taken to get all teachers and principals to join the strike.

The Minister of Education has, according to the Union’s General Secretary, said that the union will be stopped if any attempts are made to enter schools.

What did Mahinda Jayasinghe (General Secretary – Ceylon Teacher’s Union) had to say about it?

He has asked the minister to “go and read the Trade Union Ordinance”.

“We have the ability to enter schools forcibly if someone is hindering it”, he said.

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