Saturday, 03 May 2014 - 19:05
Ready for a discussion; report for duty Health Minister request from nurses who are engaged in the strike : Video
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena requests the nurses who are engaged in the strike to report for duty.
The minister expressed these views participating at a media briefing held in Colombo today.
About 650 hospitals have ceased to function following the island wide trade union action by the Nursing professionals Associations.
The trade union action commenced today at 7am after the discussions held with the Health Minister concerning the Midwifery training failed yesterday.
Government Service United Nurses Association, All Island Nurses Association and the Government Nursing Officers Association have joined the Trade union action.
Government Nursing officers association chairman Saman Ratnapriya told our news team that they will continue the trade union action if they fail to provide a solution to the issue.
Nurses’ trade unions directly accuse the Government medical officers association for the issue that has cropped up.
However the media spokesperson of the GMOA Dr. Naveen De Soysa states that the trade union action initiated by nurses trade unions is a failure.
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena addressing the media briefing this morning requested from the trade unions to call off the strike and to resolve the issue through discussions.