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23 postal unions launch indefinite strike

11 June 2018 05:14 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The United Postal Trade Union’s Front commenced an indefinite strike from 4 pm today over the government’s alleged silence towards the unresolved issues of the Postal employees and the Department with regard to the recruitment procedure.

Union’s Convener Chinthaka Bandara told Daily Mirror that over 23,000 employees attached to some 23 unions have joined the trade union action.

Postal employees at 653 island-wide post offices, 3,410 sub-post offices and 100 control offices including all staff from Central Mail Exchange (CME) joined the indefinite strike. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 7

  • Unchikun Monday, 11 June 2018 06:24 PM

    This service can be easily outsourced to a private company. Instead of postman drones can be used. The can be reduced and cost and time to deliver cut.

    Jaliya Monday, 11 June 2018 06:50 PM

    Out source the entire postal service is a great option ... but I like it the old fashion way .. delivered by a pigeon and no complains.

    L C A Monday, 11 June 2018 06:46 PM

    Almost everybody has an e-mail ID today for the purpose of basic communication.Also courier services are widely available across the country which are much faster than our lethargic postal service. So let then strike, we are not effected at all.

    Yeti Tuesday, 12 June 2018 07:08 AM

    The snails have finally called it a day and stopped moving altogether!

    Prof. MKD Lasantha Weerasinghe Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:51 AM

    Better now the stickers should make a slogan to say - Sirisena and Ranil get out and give the places to the young talented leaders to rule our nation.

    Capt. Rodney Basanayake Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:52 AM

    This is a joke, Govt. should do something to the strikers and stop this nonsense.

    Bubble Banda Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:15 PM

    You know the best part is all these strikes are organized by the Government.

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