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* Minor staff of Sri Lanka state hospitals to initiate trade union action
Mon, Jul 14, 2014, 11:04 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 14, Colombo: The minor staff employees of Sri Lanka state hospitals will start a continuous fasting protest outside the Colombo National Hospital today based on five demands.

The joint trade union of the minor staff employees of the hospitals said that the trade union action would be initiated at 12 noon today.

The convener of the joint trade union committee T.H. Somarathna said the demands included making the employees permanent, correction of salary anomalies, granting five working day week, increase of overtime rates and two day night shift.

He said that the employees of 19 trades of minor staff would join the action today. The joint trade union committee has 30,000 members from 47 trades, he said.

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