Strike at BIA

20 December 2015 06:45 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Several cleaning employees at the Bandaranaike International Airport launched a strike this morning demanding the management increase their pay.

Airport officials said the employees who were from a private company to which the services were outsourced had not reported for work today.

Temporary workers have been employed to ensure services run smoothly at the airport, officials said.

At least 90 workers engaged in cleaning services and those who help passengers with the trolleys are taking part in the strike. (T.K.G. Kapila)


  Comments - 8

  • karigalan Sunday, 20 December 2015 01:09 PM

    i hv traveled many time through BIAThese workers asking money from passengersThis put our country down

    govinda Sunday, 20 December 2015 01:38 PM

    New brooms sweeps clean

    Dee Sunday, 20 December 2015 01:41 PM

    Terminate the contract. There are many companies pitching to get in.

    Sincere Sunday, 20 December 2015 04:21 PM

    You can even ask those who are wasting time in the waiting lounge to do some extra work and earn something extra for pocket money to be spent overseas!

    Pankaj Enoch Sunday, 20 December 2015 07:08 PM

    Clean up airport with from Porters, cleaners, errant taxi drivers and introduce people friendly personnel while looking after the beautiful Airport

    rauf Sunday, 20 December 2015 12:23 PM

    Yes we need better cleaning staff now.Because existing cleaning the airport was not very cleaned.

    Coconut Republic Sunday, 20 December 2015 12:28 PM

    The BIA does stink anyway. Either the contract to be terminated or the striking personnel to be fired. May be both.

    Sonali Sunday, 20 December 2015 01:08 PM

    The airport janitorial service is to be desired. Time they brought in new brooms. Looks like the old ones are not efficient any more. Nobody is indispensable. Time they discarded the old ones.

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