Monday, July 21, 2014

Minor Staff Workers Strike Had Paralyzed the Patient Care Services In 34 Central Government Hospitals

Due to the Seven Hours Strike launched today(21) by the Minor Staff attach to 34 Central Government Hospitals island wide ,Patient Care Services including Surgeries have been cancelled during the striking period the hospital sources have said.Patient assistant services,carrying patient to Wards and Clinics,Surgeries ,collecting blood samples and Issuing Numbers to Clinical Patients are among the services paralyzed due to today's strike sources added.

Thousand of patients have faced enormous difficulties due to the strike action it has been revealed.
Around 25,000 minor staff workers have been participated the strike and during the strike period striking  workers have seen gathered in front of their working places and conducting  protest campaigns,

The Minor Staff has launched this strike in protest of not solving few of their service demands including not solving their salary anomalies caused under the 2006 Government Circular the organizers of the strike Joint Trade Union Council said.After the Discussions held between the council officials and the Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena this noon , the strike was temporarily suspended as minister has promised to solve the demands by next week.

However a large number of Minor Staff members have seen engaged in Fasting and protest Campaigns in front of the most Central Government Hospitals including Colombo,National Hospital today.The protests are to be continued till the demands are meet The Joint Trade Council has said.

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