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Thursday, 03 October 2019 - 7:54
Gazette declaring railways an essential service to be issued today; Strike continues
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Acting Minister of Transport, Ashok Abeysinghe noted that the gazette notification confirming train services as an essential service is to be signed by the President today.

However, the railway trade unions noted that the strike launched by them will be continued today as well.

Strike action was launched by railway trade unions on the 25th of September basing the issue of salary anomalies.

The department of railways noted that those engaging in the strike, including drivers, controllers, guards and station masters will be considered as having resigned from service.

The railway engineers association noted that taking the current situation into account, engineers will be utilized from today onwards for the operating of trains.

 

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