Health trade unions continue strike, unaware of court order
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Health trade unions continue strike, unaware of court order

November 28, 2013   10:16 am

The Joint Council of Nursing, Professions Supplementary to Medicine (PSM) and Paramedic Services is continuing with their strike action for the second day despite a court order issued yesterday preventing the 48 hour trade union action.

Sixteen trade unions of the Government Health Services sector engaged in the strike, based on several demands, from 7.00am yesterday (27) and is scheduled to end at 7.00am tomorrow.

The Colombo District Court, after considering a petition filed by a patient, yesterday issued an interim injunction on the 16 health unions preventing their 48 hour trade union action.

However, the Convenor of the Joint Council of Nursing, PSM, and Paramedic Services, Saman Rathnapriya stated that they have not been notified of any such court order and therefore the strike will be held for 48 hours as planned.

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