The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today warned it would resort to a 24-hour trade union action on a day between May 3 and 5 if its demands regarding the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) were not granted.
GMOA Assistant Secretary Nalinda Herath told a media briefing that they arrived at this decision on the unanimous approval of its central committee.
“Several trade unions including those of teachers, the transport sector and the railways have joined hands with us in this battle. Many services in the country will come to a standstill on that day and will directly affect the country as well. We do not intend to inconvenience the people by our TU action,” he said.
He said they would launch a series of trade union action from May 9 if the government did not provide them a reasonable answer to this matter.
He said they were not prepared to have any discussion with President Maithripala Sirisena or any other party on this matter because the discussions held earlier had resulted in failure.
“SAITM should be nationalized. That is the only solution to this issue. Many of the doctors, university students and trade unions are not happy with the decisions taken by the government on this matter,” he said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)
Issue a gazette notification banning of strikes initiated by the GMOA illegal as it involves the sick with essential services and prosecute those who defy. via DM Android App
Citizen Perera Friday, 28 April 2017 07:01 PM
Make health service is a essential service.
shiha Monday, 01 May 2017 10:21 AM
he dont know we high school results?
AjithZ Friday, 28 April 2017 07:57 PM
Selvyn Friday, 28 April 2017 08:25 PM
We can remember this man telling in a debate that he doesnt remember the result of the A level result. via DM Android App
Raz Friday, 28 April 2017 08:40 PM
The mention of GMOA stinks and is worst than a garbage dump and should be recycledthe sooner the better for the people & country via DM Android App
B S Perera Saturday, 29 April 2017 10:40 AM
What are the other trade unions which want MR back?
Dr. Pasad Kulatunga Saturday, 29 April 2017 10:55 AM
This s how these maggots pay back the country that educated them free. This is how they treat the very people who got them where they are! Bring doctors from India and Cuba, let them strike.
issa Saturday, 29 April 2017 11:31 AM
No doubt this Crack Pot, urgentally requires advanced Mental Treatment for his Madness.
rew Saturday, 29 April 2017 11:54 AM
Immediately and Permanently. No private practice, no car permits, no special school options for their children, and no politics whilst employed as Govt Doctors.
karsha Saturday, 29 April 2017 12:36 PM
NO SUPPORT FROM1) The Public @ ) From Any other Uniononly from JO. You all should be punished in public.
Shelly. Saturday, 29 April 2017 01:05 PM
GMOA must do the maximum it can do by showing maximum force available without further delay. Thereafter the Govt can takes its turn. As said by this Herath we can see the begining of end to this saga by mid May and end by September. This is the writing on the wall. via DM Android App
kondaya77 Sunday, 30 April 2017 11:10 PM
Very well said Dr Kulatunga, Cuban doctors are the best educated in their profession.
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