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* Sri Lanka's trade unions to protest government's decision on pension
Wed, Apr 9, 2014, 11:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 09, Colombo: Trade unions in Sri Lanka will jointly protest the government's decision to replace the pension gratuity to state sector employees with a bank loan.

The National Trade Union Centre (NTUC) has called a discussion with all trade unions to discuss the course of action to be taken to protest against the government's decision.

The meeting will be held tomorrow (10) at the NTUC headquarters in Battaramulla.

NTUC Convener Samantha Koralearachchi has said the NTUC has decided to commence a protest campaign against the injustice to the state sector employees.

He has observed that the government's move would make pensioners debtors.

According to Koralearachchi, there is no logical reason for the government to convert the pension gratuity to state employees into a bank loan and it was indicative of the severe financial crisis faced by the government.

The trade unions are to make a final decision tomorrow on the action to be taken on the repealing of the pension gratuity.

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