GMOA contemplates TU action

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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) will hold a general committee meeting today (March 1) to decide on the nature of the trade union action it will take with regard to the government’s failure to increase salaries as promised.

“We held discussions with Health Ministry officials last week, where we were promised an increment. Discussions were also held with the Treasury Secretary, who was willing to increase our salaries and Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake also agreed to a salary increment,” GMOA spokesperson Dr. Naveen de Soysa told The Nation.

He explained that it has been a week since promises of a salary increment were made, and due to the failure of authorities to increase salaries, the GMOA is planning to take trade union action against them.

Earlier last month, the GMOA warned that it would initiate trade union action, including launching an island-wide strike, if authorities continued to ignore their demands.

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