The Government And Private Sector Trade Unions Collective compromised with 45 trade unions is currently holding discussions on possibility to launch a Joint Trade Union Action with Joint Council Of Nurses-PSM’S and Para Medical Officers soon to oppose the Court Restraining Order issued to prevent ongoing strike of Health Professionals the secretary of the Trade Unions Collective Joseph Stalin has said today(28).
According Mr.Stalin the court restraining order issued by Colombo District Court yesterday was clearly a government sponsored one to destroy trade unions right to strike .the 45 trade union member Trade Unions Collective has also decided to complaint on this international organizations in coming days he has stressed.
Addressing a Press Briefing held at State Staff Union Office in Colombo-03 this evening Mr.Stalin who is also the Secretary of Ceylon Teachers Union has said that launching a strike to win demands is a right attach to trade unions and no one can challenge that right.’if the authorities are trying to challenge that right it’s a clear violation of Trade Unions Act” he has further added.
The office bearers of Inter University Teachers Federation,Ceylon Health Services Union,Postal And Telecommunication Officers Union ,The Free Media Movement and several Trade Unions attach to Government And Private Sector Trade Unions Collective have addressed the briefing.
Meanwhile the Two Day island wide strike launched by PSM’s ,Para Medical Officers and Nurses has continued to it’s second day today and hospital services including issuing of drugs and injections in OPD’S,Radiography Tests,Laboratory Tests,Physiotherapy Tests have stooped due to the strike.the strike is scheduled to be stopped 7 a.m tomorrow morning.