Customs unions to take trade union actions, talks fail

Customs unions to take trade union actions, talks fail

July 4, 2016   04:09 pm


The All Ceylon Customs Union has decided to resort to trade union actions as discussions with the authorities were unsuccessful about a proposed new Customs Act.

The general secretary of union J.A. Gunathilaka has stated that the implantation of the new act would only provide relief for the racketeers. 

Gunathilaka further stated that the customs act has become a headache for those who not pay the taxes through tricks, therefore if the new act is implemented, fraudsters can engage in frauds without any fear. 

“Likewise this act makes several problems for those who engage fair business, clerks of customs, and the government and to the public. A country where 90% of its income comes from the tax, it would be difficult to collect at least 50% from it due to the new act,” he said. 

He also expressed that actions would be taken to rally all the customs employees and to educate the public for the defeating of this act.

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