Postal workers to go on strike today
July 16, 2019 08:48 am
Sri Lanka Postal Services Union has decided to launch a two-day token strike action over their grievances from 4 pm today (16).
Recruitment, promotions, and salaries are lost under the Recruitment Procedure implemented in accordance with 6/2006 Salary Circular and the postal administration and the government has been pressuring 26,000 postal employees for 13 years, according to the President of Postal Services Union Jagath Mahinda.
He added that they would resort to a continuous strike if the government does not provide solutions for their issues.
On 11th June 2018, the postal trade unions commenced a 16-day strike action. A Presidential Commission was set up to provide solutions for their issues. However, the recommendations set by the Commission were not implemented.
Therefore, the union says that they have decided to launch this trade union action.
The union says that the government and the postal administration should bear the responsibility of the inconvenience caused to the public through this strike.