Posted on 06.10.2021 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
Junior hospital staff were out of work for four hours yesterday (9) based on five demands.
Accordingly, the Health Workers’ Union secretary Rev Sugathananda stated that 42 hospitals, including the Colombo National Hospital, were engaged in the trade union action. Main purpose of this strike is to get immediate job confirmation of casual employees and replacement -employees who have been in the shadows for two years, to get a risk allowance for all health workers, immediate resolutions of transportation and safety equipment, filling staff shortage and get 1/30 of the salary for the extra 8 hours worked in the week. Rev. Sugathananda said that if the government does not pay attention to the demands, trade union actions will be intensified in the future.