Monday, 05 May 2014 - 8:31
Govt services united nurses union call off their strike A request that a sanga order be issued to its chairman Muruththetuwe Ananda thero.
The island-wide strike the nursing personnel had launched based on the crisis caused in connection with midwifery training completes three days today.
The Nurses’ Trade Unions said that more than 28 thousand nursing staff attached to 650 hospitals in the island participated in the strike.
However the Government Services United Nursing Union that had supported the strike from the date of commencement has decided to keep out of the strike from today.
Its chairperson Venerable Muruttettuwe Ananda Thero said that his union had withdrawn from the strike placing its trust in the finance ministry secretary-headed committee appointed with regard to the problem caused in connection with midwifery training.
However the Government Nursing Staff Union and All Island Nursing union says that the strike will be carried out today as well in all hospitals island-wide.
The National Movement for Protecting Consumers’ Rights has decided to file action before court today in view of the inconvenience caused to patients as a result of the strike.
Meanwhile Government Family Health Services Officers’ Union requests that a Sangha order be issued to Government Services United Nursing Union Chairperson Venerable Muruththettuwey Aananda Thero against the trade union action carried out by the Government Services United Nursing Union causing inconvenience to patients.
Government Family Health Services Officers’ Union chairwoman Devikaa Kodituwakku said that she hoped to brief the Chief Incumbents of three Chapters about this.