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48-hour postal strike from midnight today

12 June 2017 02:33 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A 48-hour strike will be launched by employees of the United Postal Trade Union’s Front from midnight today.

The trade union staged a protest outside the Postal Headquarters in Colombo today over a number of unresolved issues in the Postal Department.

The protestors charged that the government was trying to handover several buildings which house postal offices in Nuwara Eliya, Galle and Kandy to an Indian company to build hotels.

"These buildings have historical value but they are in grave danger today. Since the government has failed to take prompt action, we will go for a 48-hour token strike from midnight today. If the government comes up with solutions before midnight, we will not engage in the strike,” United Postal Trade Union’s Front President Chinthaka Bandara said. (Thilanka Kanakarathna and Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 5

  • Kadiya Tuesday, 13 June 2017 06:27 AM

    They all want to 'strike' while the iron is hot not realizing that it makes the iron less less strong paving the way for another 'blacksmith' without a heart to take over!

    ceylon Monday, 12 June 2017 02:59 PM

    stupid to hear.these workers who still living in a wel living in the past.learn how to live with changing world.now no telegrams.who wrete letters .and why.in 10 years postal no need. via DM Android App

    ANTON Monday, 12 June 2017 03:08 PM

    THEY ARE THE PEOPLE WHO SENDS TELEGRAMS LIKE " KILL HIM, NOT LET HIM GO " INSTEAD OF "KILL HIM NOT , LET HIM GO" (THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO SARADIEL)

    Citizen Ash Monday, 12 June 2017 05:26 PM

    Outsource the postal service lease the assets and our debts via DM Android App

    concerned citizen Monday, 12 June 2017 05:53 PM

    we dont need postmen or postal workers. They are a dead letter now via DM Android App


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