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* Railway workers of Sri Lanka threaten to strike from the 23rd
Sat, Dec 15, 2012, 12:11 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's railway employees are to launch a strike from December 23rd if the authorities do not grant them a salary increase.

The Joint Trade Union Alliance (JTUA) of railway employees said that railway workers island wide would join the strike.

Convener of JTUA, Janaka Fernando said that railway authorities have failed to address their demand for a salary increase even after the railway employees had held a one day token strike earlier in the month.

He said the Transport Ministry and the President have been informed of the planned trade union action.

According to Fernando, railway employees would be engaged in a continuous strike if their demand for a salary increase is not met by the 23rd.

Railway employees including station masters, drivers, railway guards and many others are reportedly requesting an increase in their salary levels.



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