Railway Trade Unions strike called off temporarily

Railway Trade Unions strike called off temporarily

Railway Trade Unions strike called off temporarily

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

23 Feb, 2021 | 6:42 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Railway Trade Unions have called off their strike action temporarily due to special discussions scheduled to be held on Tuesday morning (Feb. 23) with the Subject Minister, a trade union member confirmed to News 1st.

The Locomotive Engine Operators were scheduled to stage a strike action with effect from midnight on Monday (Feb. 22), in protest to the proposed railway project between Mahawa and Omanthai which will be funded by an Indian Line of Credit.

“The strike action was called off last night (Feb. 22), since the Minister of Transport agreed to hold discussions at 11:30 this morning (23),” Indika Dodangoda, the Secretary of the Locomotive Engine Operators’ Union (LEOU) told News 1st on Tuesday morning (23).

According to Dodangoda, the Minister of Transport had agreed over the phone to hold discussion on the issue at hand and analyze the project in question.

Thereby, Dodangoda noted that future proceedings will be decided following the discussion with the Minister today (Feb. 23).

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