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Monday, 05 May 2014 - 13:15
Update : Nursing strike to end tomorrow morning
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The Government Nursing Officers Association has decided to call off the strike with effect from 7am tomorrow which disrupted functions of hospital throughout the country for the last three days.

Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo this afternoon Association Chairman Saman Rathnapriya said that the decision was taken after considering the inconveniences caused to the general public.

Update :Monday, 05 May 2014 - 4:32
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Nursing strike interrupts hospital functions today as well - Muruththettuwe Ananda Thera's Association withdrew from the strike - but members not reported for duty.

The Government Nursing Officers Association stated that it will continue the strike although the Government United Nursing Association withdrew from it.

Government Nursing Officers Association President Saman Rathnapriya said that his union is supporting to maintain essential and emergency services despite the trade union action.

The Nurses strike is now in effect in major and district hospitals.

Our correspondents stated that hospital functions of most of these hospitals are disrupted as members of All Ceylon Nurses Association also joined the strike.

Government Service United Nurses Association President Muruththettuwe Ananda Thera said yesterday that he decided to withdrew from the strike by keeping confidence in the committee presided by the Finance Ministry Secretary to settle the Midwifery training issue.

However our news team found out that most of the members of the Government Service United Nurses Association were absent at their workplaces.

Deputy Director of Karapitiya Teaching Hospital Dr. Jayampathi Senanayake stated that the functions of the hospital too have been affected by the trade union action.

According to Colombo National Hospital Director Dr. Anil Jasinghe, the National Hospital too has been affected by the trade union action since the nurses have not reported for duty this morning due to the influences made by Government Service United Nurses Association.

However, the Secretary of Government Service United Nurses Association Asoka Abeynayake stated that their nurses are being influenced by government nursing officers association and All Island nurses association.
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