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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - 13:58
GMOA strike cripples hospital functions - SLTB and university non academic strikes continue
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Functions of several government hospitals specifically the OPDs and clinical services have been crippled due to the GMOA’s token strike this morning.

However, our correspondents stated that maternity, kidney; cancer and children’s hospitals are exempted from the strike.

The SLTB strike is continuing for the third day today.

Workers of 80 depots have joined in the strike demanding the 2500 allowance granted to public servants and 4 other issues.

Nidahas Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya chairman, Saman Pushpakumara said that the union has decided to continue the ongoing strike indefinitely.

Meanwhile, SLTB Chairman Upali Marasinghe said that the union agreed to call off the strike during a discussion yesterday.

In addition, the strike launched by University non-academic staff is continuing for the 9th day today.

University joint union federation president Dhammika Priyantha said that his members would stage a picket at Lipton Circus this noon.

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