NWSDB workers call off strike

29 December 2015 07:03 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) Joint Trade Union Alliance called off its countrywide strike at 11.00 am today, Trade Union Leader Upali Ratnayaka said.

He said the City Planning and Water Supply Minister Rauff Hakeem had assured them that he would issue a circular directing that the NWSDB workers be paid Rs.37,500 as their annual bonus.

The protesting employees had demanded a bonus of Rs. 37,500 instead of the Rs. 25,000 which they were paid.

  Comments - 6

  • Premalal Tuesday, 29 December 2015 02:43 PM

    Tail wagging the dog.

    Nuke Tuesday, 29 December 2015 03:56 PM

    Im with the trade unions, the govt should pay them more. Why? Coz politicians steal huge amounts, why not the public get paid more?

    TONY Tuesday, 29 December 2015 01:03 PM

    GIVE ME A DUTY FREE VEHICLE PERMIT. IF NOT AM GOING ON HUNGER STRIKE. I HAVE SENT FOREX TO SRI LANKA OVER SEVERAL YEARS

    Coconut Republic Tuesday, 29 December 2015 01:15 PM

    This is daylight ransom, our budgets will have more and more wider gaps. Our buggers only understand the white van culture. Very soon CEB employees will demand for 100k bonus. Keep a special allocation of 10 billion in budget for such acts. Great

    Joseph Tuesday, 29 December 2015 01:38 PM

    This is not a good practice. You cannot allow unions to take the government to ransom

    strike Tuesday, 29 December 2015 01:54 PM

    Only the Parliamentarians are the non strikers - The 20,000 they are talking about will be given in a platter. All trade unions should call a strike if this daily sitting bonus becomes law, l


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