The All Ceylon Nurses Union (ACNU) has threatened to launch a token strike on Thursday (30) to protest against the government’s failure to address their demands.
The ACNU said the nursing staff of 20 main hospitals in the country would join the token strike.
The head of the ACNU, S.B. Mediwatte expressed confidence that at least 70 per cent of the nurses would participate in the sick note campaign.
He told the media at a press conference that the union would reconsider the decision to strike if the government agrees to discuss the longstanding issues faced by the nurses and grant the demands.
According to Mediwatte, there were many issues faced by the health sector and in particular the nursing staff.
He added that the although the President had said he would solve the problems faced by the health sector within three months after being elected, no progress has been made.