Health trade unions say that they are prepared to call off the on-going strike today if a reasonable solution is given to their demands.
Unions say they are confident that the President’s attention will be drawn to their problems and a solution will be given to them today.
Speaking to NewsRadio, Convener of the Health Trade Union Confederation Ravi Kumudesh said a special discussion will be held at 9 am to decide on the strike based on the decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers last evening.
He noted that the general convention of the Health Trade Union Confederation was held yesterday in Colombo and permission was obtained from the members for the trade union action.
Ravi Kumudesh noted that members agreed to unconditionally support the Confederation, if authorities attempted to suppress trade union activities.
He noted although there was an interim agreement regarding the seven demands of the protesters, during yesterday’s discussion they were made aware that authorities cannot meet the demands regarding overtime and mobile allowances.
Ravi Kumudesh said the matter was agreed on the 8th of February.
He noted that if agreements were reached during last evening’s Cabinet meeting and if authorities provide a written assurance regarding the matter, they are prepared to hold discussions with union representatives and call off the strike.