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Thursday, 16 January 2014 - 8:11
Update : Video: Nursing staff in all hospitals island-wide in a protest today
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The Government Nursing officers’ Union is getting ready to launch an agitation in front of all hospitals island-wide today.

The union says that this agitation is being staged to protest against attempts made by certain sections to stop the provision of midwifery or labour training to all nursing staff.

Government Nursing Officers’ Union general secretary Nalaka Hettiarachchi explaining further about the agitation stated as follows.

Update : Friday, 17 January 2014 - 8:06
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Obstetric training for nurses halted temporarily

The protest and foot procession carried out by the Government Family Health Services Union has concluded.

The chairwoman of the Union Devika Kodithuwakku stated that a decision to end the protest and foot procession was taken after and epistle was presented to a Senior Presidential Secretary.

The protest was carried out against the decision taken by the Ministry of Health to provide labor room training to nurses.

Mid wives from the Government Family Health Services Union engaged in a protest march which began in front of the Ministry of Health and proceeded to the Presidential Secretariat along D. R. Wijeywardena Mawatha.

After the protestors arrived in front of the Presidential Secretariat police officers took 6 representatives of the Government Family Health Services Union into the Presidential Secretariat to engage in discussions.

Following the discussion, speaking to media the chairwoman of the Government Family Health Services Union Devika Kodithuwakku stated that the Presidential Secretary promised to present their issues to a panel of experts.




Update : Thursday, 16 January 2014 - 7:45 PM
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Protest of Mid Wives ends


The protest and foot procession carried out by the Government Family Health Services Union has concluded.

The chairwoman of the Union Devika Kodithuwakku stated that a decision to end the protest and foot procession was taken after and epistle was presented to a Senior Presidential Secretary.

The protest was carried out against the decision taken by the Ministry of Health to provide labor room training to nurses.

Mid wives from the Government Family Health Services Union engaged in a protest march which began in front of the Ministry of Health and proceeded to the Presidential Secretariat along D. R. Wijeywardena Mawatha.

After the protestors arrived in front of the Presidential Secretariat police officers took 6 representatives of the Government Family Health Services Union into the Presidential Secretariat to engage in discussions.

Following the discussion, speaking to media the chairwoman of the Government Family Health Services Union Devika Kodithuwakku stated that the Presidential Secretary promised to present their issues to a panel of experts.


Update : Thursday, 16 January 2014 - 4:00 PM
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Galle face entry road from Lotus roundabout temporarily closed


The Police states due to a protest march by the Health Workers the Galle face entry road from Lotus roundabout is temporarily closed.


Update : Thursday, 16 January 2014 - 1:59
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Hospital activities hindered due to strike by low ranking staff

The All Island Ceylon Health Service Union stated that the token strike initiated by the lower ranking staff of the hospitals in the island regarding several demands including the arrears of the 6 – 2006 circular was successful.

Chairman of the AICHS D. Jayalal stated that a decision has been made to enter into a continuous strike if their demands are not met.

The token strike which was initiated at 8 this morning ended at 12 noon today.

Due to the strike the activities of many hospitals were hindered.

The appointments for OPD patients in the Dikoya Base Hospital were issued by police officers.

 Thursday, 16 January 2014 - 12:54
 
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19 trade unions of 27 health grades in protest today; family health employees too on sick leave.

Thursday, 16 January 2014 - 8:11

The combined trade union committee says that 19 trade unions of 27 grades belonging to Health Service are scheduled to stage a protest from this forenoon based on non-payment of salary arrears and five other demands.

Committee convener T. H. Somaratne said that although the health authorities had been informed about these demands on several occasions, so far no reply had been received.

The convener said further that as a result of this they would stage a protest in front of all Government hospitals from 8 a.m. to 12 noon today.

















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