Minor employees of Sri Lanka hospitals to strike today

Feb 29, Colombo: The minor employees of Sri Lanka hospitals are to strike work today demanding immediate solutions to a number of problems in their services.

The strike is led by the All Lanka Health Workers’ Union and the minor employees such as attendants, general laborers and sanitary laborers are to join the protest.

Employees of three hospitals, namely, Maharagama Cancer Hospital, Castle Street Maternity Hospital and Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital of Colombo will not join the strike due to essential duties, the secretary of the All Lanka Health Workers’ Union Gamini Kumarasinghe said.

A protest demonstration is to be held today at 12 noon outside the Colombo National Hospital with the participation of the minor employees of health services.

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