Multiple TUs to report sick on Wednesday (8)

Multiple TUs to report sick on Wednesday (8)

Multiple TUs to report sick on Wednesday (8)

Written by Zulfick Farzan

07 Dec, 2021 | 6:55 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Government and Semi-Government Trade Unions will be resorting to a trade union action on Wednesday (8) by reporting sick.

The joint trade union action will be launched in a bid to demand a Rs. 10,000 salary hike.

Chairperson of the All Ceylon Management Services Officers Association Udeni Dissanayake speaking at a joint media briefing said that the government was informed of four demands, including the salary hike, however, no positive response was received.

She said that the government has sufficient time to decide on the matter, ahead of the budget, adding that if a solution is not provided, the entire public sector will resort to continuous strike action.

Chairman of the Independent Port Services Trade Union, Lal Bangamuwage said the demand for a wage hike is being made as the working masses after finding it difficult to survive.

Workers’ Struggle Centre member Dhammika Munasinghe said the government is facing a financial crisis because it favored its associates and granted them relief.

He said an opinion is being created that the public service is a burden as government employees are against these moves.

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