Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
27 Jul, 2021 | 12:06 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st): The meeting between Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Trade Union representatives to discuss several issues in the education sector including the salary anomalies cited by the Teachers and Principals Trade Union Collective is currently underway at the Temple Trees.
“It has been 16-days since the Teachers and Principals Trade Union Collective launched this trade union action. The discussion that was scheduled to be held at the Education Ministry is being held at the Temple Trees. We are expecting to receive a permanent solution to the salary anomalies and positive solutions to our demands. If we do not receive a positive outcome, we will continue the trade union action,” Joseph Stalin, the General Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Union told reporters prior to the meeting.
General Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Union – Joseph Stalin, General Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers Service Union – Mahinda Jayasinghe, Ven. Ulapane Sumangala Thero and other representatives of trade unions attached to the Teachers and Principals Trade Union Collective are attending the discussion as well as Education Ministry officials.
“It is a well-known fact that a cabinet paper was submitted yesterday (26) in this regard. What is stated in this cabinet paper? What is the content? Does the cabinet paper include a positive and fair solution to the salary anomalies? These matters will be discussed at the meeting,” Mahinda Jayasinghe, the General Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers Service Union told reporters on Tuesday (27).
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