Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
Water+board+workers+threaten+TU+action
Thursday, 24 December 2015 - 17:44
Water board workers threaten TU action
28

Shares
3,361

Views

The Water Supply Joint Trade Union Alliance (WSJTU) today threatened to launch a trade union action from December 26 to 28 for not paying their annual bonus payment.

Alliance leader Upali Ratnayaka alleged the annual bonus had been paid continuously for forty years but this year it had been deducted arbitrarily by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake.

He charged that their bonus of Rs. 37,000 had been arbitrarily reduced to Rs.25, 000 and that too had been remitted to the employees’ accounts only on Wednesday night. “No one was informed about this. We will have to wait till next Monday to collect the amount because of the long holiday,” he stated.

Mr. Ratnayaka said essential services such as water purification would not be interrupted during the trade union action, to avoid difficulties to the consumers.

“However, all other emergency services and breakdown services will come to a standstill,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said an island wide three-hour protest would be launched by the Alliance on December 28 from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 16:24
Mangroves play a critical role in maintaining the ecological balance in Sri Lanka's coastal areas.However, some money-hungry people do not understand this.Our... Read More
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
3,083 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
7,120 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
8,178 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
21,064 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
806 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
52,700 Views
Top