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* Positive response from government compels Sri Lanka Railway employees to suspend strike
Fri, Jan 25, 2013, 10:38 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 25, Colombo: Railway employees in Sri Lanka have decided to suspend the planned 56 hour strike due to the positive response received from the government on issues related to their salaries.

The joint trade union alliance of Sri Lanka Railways said the Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga has responded positively to the requests by the employees and has called for another discussion on the 28th.

The employees on Sunday temporarily suspended the 56-hour token strike scheduled to commence from midnight Monday, January 22 after scheduling the meeting with Weeratunga to be held on January 23.

Convener of the alliance, Janaka Fernando said that Weeratunga has directed the Salaries and Cadre Commission to take necessary action to increase the salaries of railway employees.

He has observed that Weeratunga has given time till the 28th for the Commission to discuss and decide on increasing the salaries of railway employees.

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

Officials from the Transport Ministry, Finance Ministry and the Salaries and Cadre Commission have participated in the discussion.



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