Country's postal services at a standstill

12 June 2018 07:34 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Postal services countrywide came to a standstill today, following the indefinite strike launched on Monday by postal workers, the United Postal Trade Unions Front (UPTUF) said.

UPTUF convener Chinthaka Bandara told Daily Mirror more than 23,000 employees from 23 unions have joined the trade union action, disrupting more than 80 per cent of the postal services.

Meanwhile, Post and Telecommunication Union members, who had refrained from joining the strike have today informed the management that it would also support the strike from midnight today.

The Colombo Central Mail Exchange (CME) was deserted, with mail bags piled up.

Speed Post and Express Mail Service (EMS) was completely disrupted incurring a heavy loss to the department. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)


Video by Janaka Chaturanga

  Comments - 5

  • Unchikun Tuesday, 12 June 2018 09:06 PM

    Privatize the postal service or outsource it. There are very little importance mail going as snail mail. It is slow and unreliable. Use drones to deliver parcels. We have a scientific cabinet and this is peanuts?

    ramesh Thursday, 14 June 2018 05:47 AM

    yes, human less postal service; driver less cars ; husband less children; computerized services and industries and so on. So what the human has to do on the earth? why can't it be human less world?

    Gamanherr Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:45 PM

    Me Modays koida yakko tuwanne~?

    suresh Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:59 PM

    Yet another strike...

    John Thursday, 14 June 2018 07:18 AM

    A strike by the post office.How could anyone tell?

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