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* Railway workers in Sri Lanka to carry out a 48-hour strike from the 9th
Wed, Jan 2, 2013, 11:35 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 02, Colombo: Employees of Sri Lanka's railway sector are to carry out a 48-hour island wide strike from the 9th of this month.

Railway trade unions say the employees would go ahead with the strike if the authorities fail to address their issues including a pay raise.

Convener of the Joint Trade Union Alliance (JTUA), Janaka Fernando has said the trade unions were hopeful of having a discussion with Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga that would be attended by Transport Minister Kumara Welgama, Sri Lanka Railways' General Manager, B.I.P. Ariyaratne, and officials of the salary commission to resolve the issues.

Fernando has pointed out that the salaries of the railway employees have not been increased in many years.

He has said that railway drivers, foremen, station masters, railway guards and many other employees in the sector would join the strike.



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