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* Postal workers, teachers and principals engage in trade union action
Wed, Mar 13, 2019, 10:12 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 13, Colombo: The Post and Telecommunication Officers' union has decided to engage in trade union action and will call in sick from midnight Wednesday (13) today to midnight Thursday (14).

The union has informed the Ministry of Postal Service and Muslim religious Affairs that the trade union action will be taken on the 14th due to the non-implementation of the solutions provided by the Ministry during the continued strike by the union June 12 -26, 2018.

The union demands the cabinet of ministers to approve the implementation of the recommendations made by the salary Commission to resolve their salary issues.

All members of the union have ben instructed to report sick to their section heads during the striking period. The union also plans a protest march on the 14th at 9:30 am in front of the main Post Office headquarters.

Meanwhile, teachers and principals have launched a 24-hour island-wide token strike from today demanding to remove the salary anomalies in the teacher service.

Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) General Secretary Joseph Stalin said the educators of 17 trade unions will report sick today. However, an agitation and a rally have been planned to be held in Colombo today.

He said some 241,000 teachers and 15,000 principals will participate in the token strike and it will effect 10,162 schools countrywide.


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