Branches to decide time duration of token strike: GMOA

2017-05-19 18:03:25

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) said today it had allowed its district level branches to decide whether they need to extend Monday's token strike originally planed for four hours to 24 hours.

GMOA Additional Secretary Haritha Aluthge told a news conference that several district level branches were keen to extend the token strike to 24 hours.

“Our district level branches have requested us to extend this scheduled trade union action for 24 hours considering the prevailing situation. Therefore we have allowed them to decide on the duration of the token strike,” he said.

Meanwhile, Dr. Aluthge said the GMOA's district level branches in the North Western Province had confirmed they would carry out the token strike to 24 hours.

“However, emergency treatment will be carried out without interruption during the token strike,” he said.

The GMOA had earlier warned it would resort to a countrywide token strike on Monday from 8.00 am to 12.00 noon over several demands including Wednesday's tear gassing of protesting university students. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  Comments - 7

  • Shehan Friday, 19 May 2017 19:06

    Don't play with innocent peoples life. You know the majority of Govt., hospitals are catering for low income citizens. At least keep gratitude for education that you received in the country.

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    chandra Saturday, 20 May 2017 10:16

    Although some says Medicos are playing with patients lifr they strike only in OPD. Inhouse patients are well lookedafter. via DM Android App

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    John Saturday, 20 May 2017 10:51

    Why is the delay in making this medical 'service' ESSENTIAL, especially after the expose on Tv that the striking doctors unethically report for Private Practice after hours?!

    Reply : 0       3

    roshan Saturday, 20 May 2017 12:38

    we paid our tax for your studies and u ar taking us for a ride,,, God should pounish u all.

    Reply : 0       5

    Selvyn Saturday, 20 May 2017 18:05

    You bloo via DM Android App

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    Selvyn Saturday, 20 May 2017 18:08

    You idiot where is the continuation of the so-called strike. You are just threatening the people. You will never win this battle via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       2

    Derrick Saturday, 20 May 2017 21:06

    The most care needed service sector is in ruthless hands of egoistic professionals via DM Android App

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