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* Sri Lanka academics end strike, return to work from Friday
Thu, Oct 11, 2012, 06:26 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's university teachers who were on a three-month long strike have ended their trade union action and will report to work from Friday (October 12).

At a press conference held at the Ministry today Economic Development Minister, Basil Rajapaksa to announce the outcome of talks between the Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) and the government to resolve the strike said that the FUTA at a meeting held on October 9 had agreed to stop the strike action.

Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake and other education officials too were present at the media briefing. However FUTA which earlier announced that it would hold a joint press conference with the government on Thursday had not participated in the joint media conference.

Minister Dissanayake announced in the parliament yesterday that the trade union and the government will hold a joint press conference today.

Meanwhile the Government and the academics union are scheduled to sign a joint agreement regarding the conclusion of the strike.

The university teachers commenced their strike action on July 04 demanding a pay raise and an allocation of 6 percent of GDP for education sector.



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