All Island Nurses Union holds protest in Kandy

September 14, 2018

The All Island Nurses Union today staged a protest opposite the Kandy General Hospital in opposition to overdue salary payments and the lack of payments for off day work.

Senior Vice Chairman of the Union Prabhath Palipana warned health officials that trade union action will be launched if all overdue payments are not provided.

Palipana said a meeting was held on the 13th of August with health officials, with the Ministry of Health stating that necessary funds will be allocated in order to provide the overdue sums.

However Palipana noted health officials are yet to pay overdue funds since 2016.

The All Island Nurses Union also called for the Nurses Constitution to be amended promptly despite calls to its amendment over the past three years.