Public disgust aimed at government, CPC TUs

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People were greatly inconvenienced due to the strike carried out by Ceylon Petroleum Cooperation (CPC) Trade Union for the second day yesterday (26).

When Daily Mirror reporters visited several filling stations in Colombo they witnessed lengthy queues with motorists been made to wait for hours to get fuel.

Most of them said that they blamed the government for allowing them to suffer in such a manner; "What is the government doing without taking immediate actions to find a solution to this issue. It is utter nonsense,” they said.

One of them explained that he had been waiting in a queue to pump fuel since morning. "I request the government to bring an end to this problem and end this strike. Otherwise, we are the ones who are suffering, not the authorities,”

"I have been unable to attend to my duties both at my house and at the company owing to this strike, at the end of the day, we are not earning money but government officials are still making money" another person remarked. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana

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  • johan Thursday, 27 July 2017 08:39 AM

    This problem won't be solved unless Government take tough action against the trade unions leaders and JO who are behind the scenes to grab power.Elected Government should not take the soft stance for every thing

    Katie Thursday, 27 July 2017 09:22 AM

    Our citizens are very quick to blame the government, but they fail to realise that there are other anit government forces who are behind all these strikes. Strikes are the easiest thing. The government should deduct the salaries of those who were on strike for the number of days, like it was done during JR Jayawardena's time.

    Rasheed Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:28 AM

    It is the fault of the Government for not taking tough action.

    AjithZ Thursday, 27 July 2017 09:32 AM

    Trade unions should look after the welfare of the workers they represent. They can take some reasonable action to win their demands which are justified. However they should never be allowed to dictate terms to the government on matters related to national policies. If that happens no government will be able to do anything. Some union or another will always protest.

    Arnold Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:02 AM

    PRIVATIZATION IS THE ONLY SOLUTION.

    M.O.A.Careem Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:20 AM

    CPC Act 28 of 1961 -Vesting gazette 29-12-1963 reads Poorest Bull Card Tank kerosene - several government tendered the vested state owned so called servicable equipments. To day 70 years unused/unservicable tanks since world war 11 - meaning of struggle?

    Sue Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:47 AM

    Serves the Govt. right for not taking action against the corrupt past regime (not that the current one is any better) which with it's crooked politicians are behind these unions and doing everything possible to destabilize the present govt. hoping to come back to power.

    Leo Thursday, 27 July 2017 12:02 PM

    Hope the people will now see how a power greedy MP is using his croons to inconvinince the public to get back into power. via DM Android App

    ceylon Thursday, 27 July 2017 12:34 PM

    with extremely weak and stupid type two leaders of the countrypeople suffer the most.now try to expell these two and organuce a government with new. via DM Android App

    V. LEKAMGE Thursday, 27 July 2017 02:10 PM

    If the Pres. and PM were honourable and kept their promises,without bribing the MP's with vehicles,when the country is broke,then we can blame the unions of the CPC.The Pres. and PM should get their house in order.Uneducated voter.

    Smart Aleck Thursday, 27 July 2017 03:19 PM

    Surprisingly, your pictures don't any GMOA jokers in the queues.

    Kadiya Thursday, 27 July 2017 08:23 PM

    Why, they are fueled by the JO. no!!!

    Kadiya Thursday, 27 July 2017 08:25 PM

    CPC TUs have clearly not seen the news in the electronic media where the public is seen cursing them!!!

    eyeam Friday, 28 July 2017 09:17 AM

    Introduce the JR policy of 1978. Declare essential services act and send all of them home.


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