The Trade Union Collective states that there is no change, the planned strike will go ahead.
Several Government, semi-government and private sector Trade Unions including those connected to transport and health are preparing for a strike from mid-night today.
Trade Union Collective’s convener Saman Ratnapriya told our news team that the strike in protest of over several issues including the pruning of Government employees’ pension, non-incorporation of the allowance of the ten-thousand-rupee increase to the basic salary and making ‘Man Power’ employees permanent.
Saturdays Meeting between Representatives of many trade unions and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was unsuccessful.
Meanwhile issuing a communiqué yesterday the Prime Minister’s office said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to make a statement in parliament today clarifying the Government’s stand with regard to trade union demands.
Meanwhile Convener of the National Trade Union Center K.D. Lal Kantha expressed his views about the proposed strike during a media conference this morning.
Views were expressed on the proposed strike during another media conference held at the UNP headquarters Sirikotha this morning.
Deputy Chairman of Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya Ananda Palitha said that the budget has done justice to all the people.