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Possible power outage today - JTUA

2017-06-28 04:47:08
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Joint Trade Union Alliance of Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) yesterday warned of a possible disruption of power supply today due to its scheduled protest march and conference attended by its members from around the country .

The Alliance General Secretary Ranjan Jayalal said more than 22,000 employees of the CEB would participate at the conference.

Mr. Jayalal said that they would hold the conference following a protest march demanding solutions to the CEB employees’ salary anomalies.

He said around 1,200 officials of the CEB hierarchy were attempting to hoodwink the employees and a proposal has made to the Cabinet to privatise the CEB.

“We would not tolerate authorities’ actions anymore. The country will experience the trade union action, There could be disruptions in the national power supply however; most of the breakdowns will be attended,” he said.

Further, he said the billing centres and other services will be affected during the conference period though the power stations will be in operation.

Jayalal said CEB employees had reached the limit of their patience and would soon take stern trade union actions against the government. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)


  Comments - 12

  • Leo Wednesday, 28 June 2017 06:06

    Wow refreshing to see a protest for salaries instead of against SAITM. via DM Android App

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    concern Wednesday, 28 June 2017 06:26

    How could our poor country ever success with all these protests and to top it off with the garbage and Dengue epidemic.

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    Dee Wednesday, 28 June 2017 07:04

    Privatisation would be the best. Take leco as an example.

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    Bala Wednesday, 28 June 2017 07:13

    Employees limit of patience !! What about the public's limit of patience with these TUs and GMOA and the lack of proper service to the public who finance these rascals. More More - Oliver Twist.

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    ANTON Wednesday, 28 June 2017 07:28

    FORTUNATELY THERE WON'T BE ANY INTERRUPTION TO AIR SUPPLY IN THIS COUNTRY, AT LEAST WE CAN BREATH PEACEFULLY.

    Reply : 0       17

    sobers Wednesday, 28 June 2017 07:50

    "Somalia" in the making, not too long! Country of strikes!

    Reply : 1       15

    Srilankan Wednesday, 28 June 2017 07:50

    as a long anything free is given in a country this is what happens...... free education, free health, free that,,,,,, free this...... and every tom dick and harry wants to protest!!!

    Reply : 4       13

    Tom and Jerry Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:14

    Why don't they walk on the high wires!!!?

    Reply : 2       0

    Sandya Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:25

    This is the only time I wish that if MR regime was in power, to handle these strikers.Yahapalanaya is too soft and democratic.

    Reply : 4       15

    Sonali Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:32

    Correct me if I'm wrong. If my memory serves me right there weren't any or not so many strikes during the Premadasa regime. Wonder why.

    Reply : 0       12

    Rio Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:36

    When is this government going home Havnt we had enough via DM Android App

    Reply : 6       6

    sunil abeyratne Thursday, 29 June 2017 03:09

    This government cannot get anything right. Time to go home. Elections Commission, please hold the Local government election. We have to give a message.Thank you.

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