18 trade unions including doctors, engineers and accountants to launch a strike today


18 trade Unions, including the GMOA will engage in a countrywide strike from 8.00 a.m. today against the 2016 budget proposals.

Government Medical Officers Association Spokesman Dr. Naveen Soysa said The GMOA and the other unions decided to resort to strike action as the authorities failed to respond to its key issues with respect to several proposals suggested in the Budget 2016.

Convener of the Joint Committee of Executive Officers in All Island Services, Dr. Nirmal Karunasiri said the strike action is being taken against the reduction of benefits for public servants, including doctors.

Dr Karunasiri emphasized that they seek a practical solution to its issues before the Budget 2016 approved by the Parliament.

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