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* Sri Lanka nurses to continue strike demanding midwifery training
Fri, May 2, 2014, 09:15 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 02, Colombo: Nurses attached to Sri Lanka's state hospitals have decided to continue the strike launched Thursday demanding midwifery training to the nurses as the talks held between the nurses' unions and government have failed.

Three trade unions have held discussions with the authorities at the Health Ministry to find a solution to the midwifery training dispute.

However, the three unions - Government Nursing Officers Association (GNOA), the All Ceylon Nurses Association and the Government Family Health Services Officers Association said today's discussion were not successful in agreeing on a solution.

According to union leaders, the Government Service United Nurses Association and the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) wanted further discussions regarding the issue.

GNOA Chairman Saman Rathnapriya told media that they unable to reach consensus during today's discussions and the union will launch an island wide strike from 7 am tomorrow.

GMOA supports the cause of the midwives saying that nurses cannot perform duties in labor rooms under medical ordinance.

A Health Ministry spokesman has told Hiru FM that the Government Service United Nurses Association and the GMOA will hold another discussion soon and the Ministry will reach a decision following the discussions.

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