The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has threatened to launch an island-wide strike next week if the government failed to respond positively to two key issues discussed at its Central Committee meeting today.
Issuing a media release, the GMOA stated that an urgent Central Committee meeting was held at its trade union head office today with the participation of 85 GMOA branches located island-wide.
Two key matters were taken up for discussion at this meeting, according to the GMOA. They were the decision taken by the government to suspend concessionary vehicle permits to senior government officials, and the failure to introduce an adjustment to the basic salary of government employees.
The GMOA noted that the Central Committee unanimously approved a proposal to launch an island-wide strike at any time during the coming week if the government failed to respond positively to these issues within the next several days. The Central Committee also endorsed to work collectively with other professionals regarding these issues, the release further said.