The CEB joint trade union alliance said that the Labour Commissioner has made a clear statement about the legality of the trade union action launched by the CEB employees.
Alliance steering committee member Ranjan Jayalaal told at a media briefing held in Colombo yesterday that the strikes exerted pressure on the authorities to remove salary anomalies as well as letters of punishment.
However our news team inquired from Labour Commissioner Pearl Weerasinghe about the legality of this trade union action.
The Ceylon Electricity Board requested all its employees who are currently on strike to report to work by 12 noon on August 17.
The CEB sources stated that If they fail to do so, the CEB will seek alternative methods to replace striking employees,
Meanwhile, the CEB requested all retired CEB training field officers who retired on and after 2008 to report to the nearest CEB Regional Electrical Engineering Offices with immediate effect.