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The Locomotive Engineering Operators’ Union (LEOU) today warned that they would launch an islandwide strike from Wednesday (21), LEOU Secretary Indika Dodangoda said.

He said the union decided to resume its strike against the Ministry for not failing to provide solutions for its demands.

“The union launched a strike on March 27 and during meeting with the Transport Ministry the union members were assured that our demands would be met within three months but it had failed, he said.

He said the LEOU would launch a 24hr token strike seeking several demands as the Transport Ministry had violated the appointment process by assigning the Engine Drivers’ duties to the Co-Drivers.

He said the Co-Drivers’ Gazetted pension scheme had also amended in their appointment letters stating they had to agree to whatever the future decisions take n by the Government on the particular subject.

“During the strike there would be no Trans operated. The strike would continue indefinitely if the authorities fail to respond,” he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • yashy Thursday, 15 June 2017 04:19 PM

    not failing or failing to provide solutions i am confused now via DM iOS App

    JAN Thursday, 15 June 2017 04:21 PM

    Get rid of this Inefficient government immediately every corner garbage piling up dengue every corner protests No one is taking Responsibility via DM Android App

    Ajith Thursday, 15 June 2017 05:09 PM

    Soon Indian trains will be driven by Indian drivers.

    concern Thursday, 15 June 2017 06:04 PM

    Correct.Whenever anything goes wrong they blame the previous regime and that is how the country gets developed and the supporters are quite satisfied.

    ananda Thursday, 15 June 2017 06:33 PM

    Is the strike instigated by Nimal Siripala via DM Android App

    ceylon Thursday, 15 June 2017 08:23 PM

    all government run businessess are keeping to steal money by government.all privertised government companies profitable after privertised. via DM Android App

    kondaya77 Thursday, 15 June 2017 10:49 PM

    Friday is free,anybody wants to strike on Friday?How about the lottery sellers?

    lion Friday, 16 June 2017 05:45 AM

    Sack this fellows as JR did in 1960. Privatize the whole system keeping the majority stake. Hand over the post to SF who is the most suitable person to handle law and order of this country. The man who has proved his credential to the whole country. Is there any one in the cabinet who can come even closer to him in the respect. I doubt

    ceylon Thursday, 15 June 2017 02:30 PM

    railway never made profit.from begining to now 69 yearsanother robery centermore than enough now strike too.close down it and privertise. via DM Android App

    RW Thursday, 15 June 2017 02:51 PM

    No worries. Our politicians with their duty free vehicles will be busy developing the country.

    Truth Thursday, 15 June 2017 03:25 PM

    Hey now this has become a habit. where were you when Rajapaksa was in power? You guys are representing a loss making entity and depending on tax payer money and still go on strike. How do you justify that? First prove that you can make profits and show that you are not a burden to to the nation.

    VT Friday, 16 June 2017 03:27 PM

    Free day for selfies on railway tracks .No suicides


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