Aug 07, Colombo: Employees of Sri Lanka's state owned power company, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) are to launch a continuous strike action from the 10th of this month against the alleged suppression of CEB employees and attempts to privatize the customer service centers in several areas.
The CEB Joint Trade Union Alliance says the strike action would commence from 12 noon on the 10th.
Executive Committee Member of the Alliance, Ranjan Jayalal has said the decision to strike was made due to the failure on the part of the management to give in writing the assurances given during a discussion with the trade unions on July 6th and because it has now been revealed that the discussion was not conducted on an official level.
Jayalal charged that the CEB management has continuously failed to address the issues faced by the CEB employees.
According to him, the management has failed to give in writing the agreements reached by it with the employees and the unions have to now commence a continuous strike until the management pays attention to the workers’ issues.
Jayalal added that CEB employees continue to be harassed and suppressed for fighting for their rights.