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* Sri Lanka's Electricity Board employees to agitate outside head office tomorrow
Tue, May 6, 2014, 07:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 06, Colombo: Employees of Sri Lanka's state-owned power supplier, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) will hold an agitation outside the Board's head office Wednesday.

The Steering Committee of CEB Combined Trade Union Alliance said the agitation will be held as a warning to the authorities to take action with regard to their demands.

Members of the Alliance, Ranjan Jayalal told a news conference that the agitation will be held to demand immediate solutions to salary anomalies, call on the government to suspend the granting of power stations to the private sector and to make man-power employees permanent.

He said that there was a discrepancy in salary increments carried out in 2012 and that the salary increments carried out by the CEB is unjustifiable as the ratio of the salary increase given to higher officials was much higher than for those in the lower ranks.

The union representative explained that there has not been any proper solution to the issue despite holding discussions with the Power and Energy Minister.

According to Jayalal, a trade union summit will be held after the agitation tomorrow and if the unions do not receive a satisfactory response from the Ministry and the CEB they will decide on severe trade union actions.

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