Nurses union will not join protests
The Public Services United Nurses Union said yesterday it would not
join public protests or actions organized by some sections to hide their
bankruptcy but if a genuine need for public protest arose the union
would be in the forefront.
Union President Ven. Muruttettuwe Ananda Thera said in a press
release that a number of salary anomalies in the nursing service were
resolved after discussions held with Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B.
Jayasundara, on a directive given by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and it
was expected these issues would be remedied by the Healthcare and
Therefore, the PSUNU does not approve of joining any trade union
action or protest at this stage and would consider trade union action
only if the Ministry failed to implement the agreement reached with the
Treasury Secretary, he said in the press release.