At the General Committee meeting held on 27th October 2013, it was unanimously decided to go for an all island trade union action to protest against the constant delay in implementing Medical Officers Grade Promotion Scheme. The Executive Committee in an emergency meeting held yesterday (28th October), decided to launch the trade union action on 4th November 2013.
Although all the other categories in government service are promoted to Grade-I after completing 10 years in service, Doctors have to wait 18 years become Grade-I. When this issue was take up by GMOA in 2011, the Salary and Carder Commission recommended to correct this anomaly. The Ministry of Health, Ministry of Public Administration and Ministry of Finance have all given their approval for the proposal but finally some administrative officers in Public Service Commission started to delay implementation of the new grade promotion scheme deliberately giving various reasons during past two years.