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* Marxist trade union asks Sri Lankan workers not to limit struggles only for salary hikes
Thu, Feb 21, 2013, 11:17 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's National Trade Union Center (NTUC), affiliated with the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), says the working masses should not limit themselves to fight only for salary hikes.

Head of the NTUC and JVP politburo member, K.D. Lalkantha said that working people should move out of struggling only for salary issues and come forward to bring in a new social order to the country.

He said the NTUC was engaged in forming a broad platform that would include members from other trade unions and political movements to build a common people's movement to win the rights of the trade union movement and everyone in the country.

According to Lalkantha, there is no use of strong opposition political parties since the need of the hour is for a strong people's movement. "The people would not be benefited even if the current government is defeated by the so called main opposition party since it would only be a substitute for the current system," he said. "The struggle to change the social system exists outside parliament and isolated struggles carried out separately cannot achieve victories," he added.



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