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* Railway employees of Sri Lanka temporarily suspend strike planned for Monday
Sun, Jan 20, 2013, 11:07 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 20, Colombo: Employees of Sri Lanka Railways have temporarily called off a 56-hour token strike that was scheduled to commence from midnight Monday, January 22.

Convener of the Joint Trade Union Alliance of Sri Lanka Railways, Janaka Fernando has said the decision to call off the strike was taken after a meeting was scheduled to be held on January 23 with the Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga.

The Joint Trade Union Alliance had organized the token strike to demand the government to resolve the salary anomalies and several other issues pertaining to employees.

According to the trade unions, salaries of railway employees have not been increased over a long period of time.

However, the union has warned that if the discussions at Wednesday's meeting fail to meet their demands they will resume their call for strike action.

** Related Story :: Railway employees of Sri Lanka threaten 56- hour strike on the 22nd



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