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Health trade unions resort to another strike

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Colombo, Feb 12 (Daily Mirror) - Trade unions within the health sector have once again declared an island-wide strike following unsuccessful discussion with officials from the Finance Ministry.

Accordingly, the strike is to be held from 6.30 a.m. tomorrow, according to the President of the Federation of Health Professionals Ravi Kumudesh.

The focal point of the strike action is the prolonged and contentious disagreement surrounding the Disturbance, Availability, and Transport (DAT) allowance. 

Despite the representatives of the trade unions having a crucial discussion with the Finance Ministry officials today, neither of the parties has reached a consensus


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  • Siva Monday, 12 February 2024 03:11 PM

    Let them to strike. Don't increase the dat . They will work. This kind of threatening behaviour of trade unions should be crack down

    Kandiah Balendran Monday, 12 February 2024 04:30 PM

    Strike from private practice.

    Sangeetha Weeraratne Monday, 12 February 2024 04:32 PM

    Poorest people are affected by these strikes. Leeches of Diyawannawa and Rich people go to private hospitals.

    Navi Monday, 12 February 2024 10:54 PM

    Dismiss them forthwith if they do not value their jobs.


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