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Monday, 04 February 2019 - 21:12
Unloading of essential food items and pharmaceuticals likely to be crippled due to Customs strike
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Customs trade unions threaten to boycott the clearances of essential food items and pharmaceuticals as well, if the government fails to find a solution to their demands.

The trade union action by customs workers has crippled goods clearances for the last 6 days.

Meanwhile, 12 trade unions attached to the Excise Department have also shown solidarity towards the current trade union action being taken by Customs workers.

In a statement, Excise trade unions said that the government is in a move to appoint a retired female public officer as the director general of the department.

The trade unions stated therefore that they would show solidarity towards the ongoing Customs workers trade union action.

In addition, the essential food items importers and wholesale traders of Pettah have decided to close their shops tomorrow complaining that they are inconvenienced by the customs strike.

At the same time, Container transporters union and Wharf Clerks have also decided to boycott services if the government fails to find a solution to the issue.
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