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Thursday, 01 May 2014 - 19:14
Update : Discussion on Midwifery training dispute fails; says 2 unions GMOA and a union still in discussion. : Video
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Three trade unions who participated in today’s discussion to find a solution to the midwifery training dispute said that talks failed.

The Government Nursing Officers Association, the All Ceylon Nurses Association and the Government Family Health Services Officers Association held discussions today.

Following the discussions held at the National Blood Center in Narahenpita, the unions said the Government Service United Nurses Association and the GMOA wanted further discussions regarding the issue.

Meanwhile a Health Ministry spokesman told our news team that the Government Service United Nurses Association and the GMOA will hold another discussion soon following which a decision will be reached regarding the midwifery training dispute.




Update : Friday, 02 May 2014 - 07:11 PM
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A discussion with the health Minister about the Midwifery training issue.


The Government Nursing Officers Association and the Government Family Health Services Association said that none of the unions have been invited to the discussion organized by the Health Minister to discuss on the current dispute between the two factions.

However it is stated that the Government Medical Officers Association and the Government Service United Nurses Association have been invited.

Health Minister Maithreepala Sirisena said during a media briefing yesterday that a meeting is arranged to discuss the prevailing midwifery training dispute this afternoon.

GMOA Central Committee member Dr. Nalinda Herath said that representatives of his Association would participate in today’s meeting.

Government Service United Nurses Association’s President Muruththettuwe Ananda Thera said that although his organization received an invitation, a decision whether to participate in the meeting will be taken today.

Government Nursing Officers Association’s President Saman Rathnapriya said that if an invitation is extended, his representatives will definitely participate in the meeting.

At the same time, Government Family Health Services Association has also not been invited to the meeting.

Meanwhile the Nursing strike that started at Kurunegala hospital has spread to several others hospitals in the island.

Update : Friday, 02 May 2014 - 8:01
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Only 2 nurses associations invited for Ministers discussion over Midwifery training dispute

The Government Nursing Officers Association and the Government Family Health Services Association said that none of the unions have been invited to the discussion organized by the Health Minister to talk on the current dispute between the two factions.

However it is stated that the Government Medical Officers Association and the Government Service United Nurses Association have been invited.

Health Minister Maithreepala Sirisena said during a media briefing yesterday that a meeting is arranged to discuss the prevailing midwifery training dispute tomorrow afternoon.

GMOA Central Committee member Dr. Nalinda Herath said that representatives of his Association would participate in tomorrow’s meeting.

Government Service United Nurses Association’s President Muruththettuwe Ananda Thera said although his organization received an invitation, a decision whether to participate in the meeting will be taken tomorrow morning.

Government Nursing Officers Association’s President Saman Rathnapriya said that if an invitation is extended, his representatives will definitely participate in the meeting.

At the same time, Government Family Health Services Association has also not been invited to the meeting.

Meanwhile the Nursing strike that started at Kurunegala hospital has spread to several others hospitals in the island.

Although Government Nursing Officers Association claimed their trade union actions affected the Colombo National Hospital, a senior hospital official said that the routine work of the hospital continues as usual.

However functions of the Accident Ward and the ICU of the Kurunegala hospital have been affected due to the nursing strike.

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