Worst strike tally since 2007 – We have lost 104,327 man-days to strikes (Video)

Worst strike tally since 2007 – We have lost 104,327 man-days to strikes (Video)

Written by Lahiru Fernando

24 Dec, 2017 | 11:26 pm

We are one week away from bidding adieu to the year 2017.

Through the recent few years, one factor kept on bothering people constantly and more often than any other past years.

Strikes and protests.

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has released data, saying the total number of man-days lost to labour strikes have reached a ten-year high.

Proving to be the worst tally since 2007 – Sri Lanka struggled through 41 strikes, losing 104,327 man-days.

During the course of 2017, strike actions were staged against the government’s policy decisions involving

  • SAITM
  • Restructuring of state institutions
  • Signing of international agreements

Adding up to the list are Trade Unions who protested and began strikes over their own demands.

  • Medical Trade Unions
  • Nursing Trade Unions
  • CEB Trade Unions
  • Railways Trade Unions
  • CPC Trade Unions
  • Surveyors Trade Unions

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