Health sector strike called off
[TamilNet, Monday, 29 September 2003, 17:15 GMT]
Sri Lanka's Health Sector Trade Union Alliance Monday evening decided to
temporarily suspend its thirteen-day-old strike when the Health Ministry
issued a circular providing solutions to many of its demands, its spokesman
Mr.Saman Ratnapriya said.
All members of the HSTUA would report for duty on Tuesday morning,
The executive committee of the HSTUA met in an emergency session Monday
evening immediately on receipt of the ministry circular. The cirular ensured job
security to all temporary, casual and relief workers on whom the government
had served vacation of post notices for joining the strike. The HSTUA took the
decision to suspend its strike action , sources said.
HSTUA launched this strike demanding a salary increase and the removal of
salary anomalies to health sector employees, sources said
Meanwhile the HSTUA spokesman added that the government has provided
solutions to many of their demands through the circular issued Monday
evening and the government has also promised to inform the trade union the
decision of the Treasury on the question of salary increase on November 4.
Hence the ex-co of the HSTUA decided to suspend its strike, spokesman said.