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Thursday, 08 December 2016 - 18:43
Magampura port workers launch a continuous strike
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Workers attached to the Maagampura Management Private Limited launched a continuous Sathyagraha today.

483 workers launched a strike yesterday demanding that they are absorbed to the Port Authority.

A Sathyagraha was launched today as the authorities did not respond to the strike yesterday.

Workers attached to the Oil terminal of Hambantota Port and the Fire Extinguishing Unit have also joined the Sathyarahga.

Two officials attached to the Hambantota district Labour Department informed the strikers that the matter would be passed on to the relevant authorities today.

However Chairman of the Maagampura Port workers committee I.K. Omesh stated that fast unto death strike will be launched if their grievances are not met soon.

Meanwhile, a demonstration was held by All Ceylon General Port employees Union today against the decision to lease Hambantota Port to China Merchant Holdings limited for 198 years.
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