CPC TUs threaten strike if demands not met

16 May 2017 09:15 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The CPC trade unions threatened to resume their strike from Monday if their demands were not met by the Government, Ceylon Petroleum Common Workers Union Secretary D.J. Rajakaruna said today.

He said they wrote to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on this matter on Monday under the signature of six CPC trade unions.

The CPC Common Workers Union called off its strike following a written assurance given by the Prime Minister not sign any agreement with regard to the China Bay Oil Tank Farm in Trincomalee during his Indian tour.

However, according to the written assurance given by the Prime Minister he had not violated this condition.

“The written assurance had said that only an MoU will be signed while a legal solution would be found with Cabinet approval,” Rajakaruna said.

He said their main demands included the modernizing of the Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery, where they have asked that the Government to consult the trade unions prior to employing any other company; a decision on the China Bay Oil Tanks and whether they would be taken back from Lanka IOC and an assurance that the Government would not sign an agreement with India on the Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

  Comments - 5

  • kondaya77 Tuesday, 16 May 2017 09:37 PM

    Inept government, the prime minister is gallivanting around the world,the trade unions want to run the country,police officer making money hand over fist, G.M.O.A does not want competition!!!

    Lima Tuesday, 16 May 2017 09:43 PM

    WHAT A BLOODY SHAME , WHO IS RUNNING THE COUNTRY , SACK THEM WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT , GET THE ARMY TO DO THE SERVICE , RECRUIT GOOD GUYS AND TRAIN THEM SOON . DO NOT GIVE ANY FACILITIES TO THE SACKED TU , FILE A CASE IN THE SUPREME COURT DECLARING THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES SABOTAGE , JAIL THE LEADERS . RUN THE COUNTRY , WHY THE HELL SACRED TO DO

    concern Wednesday, 17 May 2017 12:42 AM

    It is useless to write to PM .He is busy traveling overseas!

    melda Wednesday, 17 May 2017 03:53 AM

    it wrong to sell our own properties to foreign investors. BUT have any of these so called TUs given an any constructive proposals to develop Trinco oil tanks more than 75 oil tanks are just decaying since world war 2. via DM Android App

    samitha Thursday, 18 May 2017 04:48 PM

    Sri Lanka - Wonder Of Asia.


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