Tagged with Strikes

Worker rights vs people’s rights

A strike is considered successful if maximum number of patients suffered… Commuters took engine drivers to task not because they were against the strikers’ demands, but they were high and dry due to the strike at an hour when the bus services were also fast sagging. Who can contest these demands? At the same time … Continue reading

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Striking the poor and the downtrodden

Daily Mirror Editorial When the famous American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow inspired people to persevere by “striking with all your might while the iron is hot”, he would not even had a nightmare of how some Sri Lankan trade unions would strike with all their might. At peak time on Wednesday — when tens of … Continue reading

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The Hipocratic Hypocrites: Cancel their registration

A B Sosa, Air Vice Marshal (Retired)  (Island) The Government Medical Officers Association [GMOA] is on a collision course with the democratically elected President and Parliament for the reason that those young persons who have completed their course of studies at the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine [SAITM] will be a threat to … Continue reading

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GMOA now a JO tag

So the battle lines are drawn, and, what’s more, the cat is out of the bag. The Joint Opposition has decided to support the doctors strike, called for today, over the SAITM issue plus ETCA and the Trincomalee oil tank matter. Anyway, the coming together of the GMOA and JO was always on the cards … Continue reading

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Countering protests under good governance:

M S M Ayub (Daily Mirror) Government caught between the devil and the deep blue sea President Maithripala Sirisena’s reported suggestion at the Cabinet meeting last week that former army commander Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka be given the task of running the essential services uninterrupted cannot be a joke, as suggested by Labour Minister John … Continue reading

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