Nursing personnel in all hospitals island-wide are scheduled to go on strike today based on five demands.
Government Nursing Staff Union said that this strike would be in place from 7 a.m. today.
Government Nursing Staff Union Chairman Saman Ratnapriya says that the Nursing service salary issue and the problem that has cropped up with regard to promotions have been the primary cause of this strike.
The All Island Nursing Services Union says that they too will refrain from all services today for the sake of the continuation of the nursing service, although their action was not in support of the Government Nursing Staff union trade union action.
All Island Nursing Services Union Chairman S. B. Mediwatta said that the representatives of his union in all hospitals island-wide would be engaged in the trade union action of reporting sick today.