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* State sector nurses of Sri Lanka gear for an island wide strike next week
Thu, Nov 29, 2012, 09:28 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 29, Colombo: Nurses in Sri Lanka's state sector are gearing to launch an island wide strike on December 7th based on six demands including a solution to salary anomalies.

The Government Nursing Officers Association (GNOA) states that an island wide strike action was the only option to urge the authorities to grant their demands.

Head of the GNOA Saman Ratnapriya said that all members of the Association will keep away from work for an hour in an effort to win six demands including a solution to the salary anomalies and recruitments and promotions.

He said the authorities will be given a period of one week to respond to their demands.

The nursing staff demands inter alia, an increase in overtime payment and risk allowance, recruiting of graduate nurses to the public sector, canceling the gazette that allows Provincial Councils to recruit nurses and reducing the six-day work week to five.

According to Ratnapriya, the GNOA would first launch an island wide strike where nurses would stay away from work for one hour and later resort to a much severe trade union action if the authorities continue to ignore the demands.

The GNOA held a token strike on November 15, but the Health Ministry had not responded to the nurses' demands although two weeks had lapsed.

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