June 16, Colombo: Post Master General Rohana Abeyratne has urged all the striking postal employees to end the trade union action and come for discussions to find a solution to their demands.
The Post Master General said the Minister of Posts, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs, the Secretary to the Ministry and he, as the Post Master General have recognized the problems faced by the employees are reasonable and are working on providing solutions that are acceptable to all parties within a month.
The Post Master General pointed out that if the Postal Department, which provided a significant service over the last 200 years, failed to provide services to the public due to this strike, then the postal department will have to bear the responsibility and the staff will have to experience the adverse results.
He further emphasized that in the face of the competition from others providing similar services to the postal service, it is imperative that the service should be carried out optimally in order to protect the postal department.
The Post Master General once again appealed to all striking employees to conclude all the trade union actions and resolve the problems by discussions.
Meanwhile, Union of Post and Telecommunication Officers said that they will hand over a special message to the President regarding the resolution of postal workers' issues.
General Secretary of the Union H. K. Kariyawasam said that, on Monday (18), they will engage in a walk from the Central Mail Exchange to hand over the letter to the President.