Public Service United Nurses’ Union

Now there were five nurses’ unions. Among the unions different opinions appeared, and struggles became prominent. The unions became the victim of divide and rule policy of imperialist of approaching, brought the benefit to the leader of the unions, but the members of the unions deprived any of the bene- -fits. Ven. Anandha and some of the members of the union who came to unders tand this situation, gave up those unions and wanted to form a new union. The new nurses’ union established in 1969 May 05th. That is pubic services united union. This union at the beginning was consist of thirteen members, but now there are more than fifteen thousand members in this union. It is now a one of the powerful unions in Sri Lanka. When this union was formed, Mr. Nelson Karunagama rendered his fullest support to appoint me as the president of this union and I shower my thanks for his perception of the progress of this union correctly.

After organizing this union, within six months more than ninety five percent of the nurses became the members of this union, because of its reality in service. Even today, nurses are being joined with this union. because of its achievements. Isn’t it fruitful? From the beginning, opportunist, and power mongers had been intruding into this union and done sabotages within the unions. Even today, it is prevailing in the union. Those who dishonour the service of union, are among the officials. They indulge in favouring politicians for the meager advantages and against the policies of the union. If we look at the history of nurses’ union which came under the influence of the politicians, it is very clearly seen.

The public united nurses’ union was started with the respectable purposes in 1969. We endeavour to achieve fullest service for the benefit of the society and bring the quality of the union parallel to the international trade unions. Our union which started with thirteen members, now it has arisen membership of nearly fifteen thousands, but the unions which started before and after became perished, due to our effective services that we hope. Even though a few who obtained our membership, indulged in frequently hypocritical activities and undermine other unions. The history of the nurses’ union is never for gotten by the present lot. Our nurses union took all the measures to benefit all our members over looking those who acted against us and acting at present with nursing mentality. The mean activities of those who abrogated our policy are of selfish motivated. The history showed us that life span of this categories of people is very short indeed.

The united nurses’ union functions in the purpose of the general public and not for the selfish motivations. This union would not allow bias and self moti vated power mongers. The other nurses’ unions which act against our union are stooges of the politicians. They still continue to demean the activities of the public united nurses’ union which emancipated from the slavery. Finally I would like to mention that the present nurses are not aware of the members who underwent such a trial and tribulations initially. Those who got such an experience work without bias, overlooking class systems, and with intimate understanding of one another. We will succeed to explode the slave barrier with unity. Today, the nurses enjoy the benefit of their rights due to the pub- lic united nurse’ union; that we repeatedly say.

Vision

The united nurses’ union functions in the purpose of the general public and not for the selfish motivations. This union would not allow bias and self moti vated power mongers. The other nurses’



Mission

The united nurses’ union functions in the purpose of the general public and not for the selfish motivations. This union would not allow bias and self moti vated power mongers. The other nurses’



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