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* Sri Lankan government warned of massive education sector trade union action next month
Sun, May 18, 2014, 09:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 18, Colombo: A trade union affiliated to Sri Lanka's education sector has warned the government of an island wide trade union action by teachers and principals next month.

The Lanka Teacher Services Union called on other education representative bodies to support the union action.

General Secretary of the Lanka Teacher Services Union, Mahinda Jayasinghe said the union has informed the government of the planned action and the authorities have been given this month to address all "broken promises".

According to the union leader principals have not been given promotions since 2009 and teachers have not been promoted since 2010. They have also not been granted salary increments as a result.

Jayasinghe called on the government to grant these promotions and settle the salary arrears.

He added that salary anomalies have not been settled and the Education Ministry has also failed to implement an interim proposal that was agreed upon following discussions between the Ministry and education trade unions in 2008.

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