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* Sri Lanka's nurses threaten to strike demanding midwifery training for female nurses
Fri, Jan 17, 2014, 08:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 17, Colombo: A trade union affiliated to Sri Lanka's nursing sector has threatened to launch an island wide strike if the health authorities fail to address their demand for midwifery training to female nurses.

The All Ceylon Nurses Union (ACNU) has threatened to launch a countrywide strike on January 28th if female nurses are not provided with training in midwifery.

Head of the ACNU, Gamini Kumarasinghe told a news conference that although nursing students were to be provided with training in midwifery, the Health Ministry has deferred the programme due to objections raised by midwives.

Kumarasinghe however said that the Health Ministry should not bow down to dictates of midwives.

Referring to the objections to the training programme by the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA), the ACNU head said that the GMOA was getting involved in order to create differences in the grading of workers in the health sector.

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