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* Supplementary staff of Sri Lanka government hospitals launches continuous strike
Tue, Aug 26, 2014, 01:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 26, Colombo: Supplementary medical staff in Sri Lanka state hospitals island wide will launch a continuous strike from 8 a.m. today until their demands are granted by the authorities.

Saman Jayasekara, General Secretary of the Joint Trade Union Federation of Professions Supplementary to Medicine (PSM), said the union has decided to launch a strike based on six demands.

A union spokesman said all supplementary staff in all hospitals and other health institutions will participate in the strike.

The union, among others, demands the government to grant the promotions in their trades that have been suspended for a long time, implement Class One, Special and Supra-Grade promotions, increase salaries and recruit 200 graduates of supplementary medical science for the vacancies in hospital services.

The supplementary staff includes pharmacists, radiographers, medical laboratory technicians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Lady Ridgeway and the Peradeniya Sirimavo Bandaranaike Children's Hospitals, Mahamodara, Castle Street De Soysa and Panadura Kethumathi Hospitals for women and the National Cancer Institute, would be exempt from the strike. Emergency and lifesaving services would be maintained during the strike, the union said.

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