July 13, Colombo: Supplementary staff in Sri Lanka state hospitals will launch a strike from Wednesday based on several demands.
Saman Jayasekara, General Secretary of the Joint Trade Union Federation of Professions Supplementary to Medicine, said the union has decided to launch a strike based on six demands from July 16th Wednesday.
The union demands the government to grant the promotions in their trades that have been suspended for a long time and recruit 200 graduates of supplementary medical science for the vacancies in hospital services.
The union has decided to strike since all the negotiations have failed, said the secretary of the union.
He further said that employees of five trades in the supplementary medicine sector will engage in the strike from Wednesday and the hospital services like issue of drugs, x-ray etc. would be paralyzed due to the strike.
Pharmacists, radiographers, medical laboratory technicians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists of all government hospitals will participate in the strike.